It’s recommended to floss once a day, but lots of people miss out on this key step in dental hygiene. It can be difficult to know how to floss properly, and there are lots of FAQs around it. Here are our tips for flossing and how to make sure you’re taking the best care of your teeth that you can…
It’s best to floss before brushing your teeth, at the end of the day, as flossing can dislodge any food particles or plaque build-up which will then be swept away when brushing. It’ll also help the fluoride in your toothpaste reach the sides of your teeth too!
- Break off about 4.5cm of floss. This sounds like a lot but it’s important to use a clean bit for each tooth - our natural eco floss has 30m in the dispenser!
- Gently glide the floss between your teeth. Move the floss between your teeth, as well as under the gum line.
- Take your time and be gentle, your gums may be irritated the first few times you floss, this should go down after a couple of days but get in touch with your dentist if it doesn’t.
- Don’t forget your back teeth. They can be tricky to reach, but it’ll get easier with patience and practise.