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Flossing Between the Teeth

Flossing between the teeth

Gently work the floss between the teeth toward the gums. Curve the floss around each tooth into a U-shape, and gently slide it under the gum line. 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.

By Healthwise Staff
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
Last Revised January 7, 2013

Last Revised: January 7, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry

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