Flossing is the best way to remove germs from between the teeth. Toothbrush bristles cannot reach these small areas. Flossing is an important tool for preventing periodontal disease and limiting the depth of the pockets between the gums and the teeth. Flossing daily helps prevent both tooth decay and periodontal disease. The flavor and type of floss are unimportant; mechanically cleaning the surfaces between your teeth is the important part! Choose any type of dental floss that best suits you.

The most effective flossing method includes the following steps:

If you have any questions about the correct way floss, please ask your dentist or dental hygienist.