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How to use a flossing tool

How to use a flossing tool

Person using a flossing tool to floss, moving floss up and down between two teeth.
  1. Gently work the dental tool floss between your teeth toward the gums.
  2. Curve the floss around each tooth, and gently slide it under the gum line.
  3. Move the floss firmly up and down several times to scrape off the plaque. Popping or snapping the floss in and out between the teeth without scraping will not remove much plaque and can hurt your gums.

Current as of: August 6, 2023

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