Proper flossing recommended by Dr. Kevin Soltani

Use dental floss or other interdental cleaners, such as special picks, interproximal brushes or sticks at least twice a day.  Using these can help loosen and remove plaque and food debris from the spaces between your teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach.

Use dental floss or other interdental cleaners, such as special picks, interproximal brushes or sticks at least twice a day.  Using these can help loosen and remove plaque and food debris from the spaces between your teeth, where your toothbrush cannot reach.

As you do with dental brushing, use a gentle touch when cleaning between your teeth.

Feel free to ask me or your dental hygienist to help you develop a comfortable and effective technique.

How to use dental floss

  1. Wind most of 12 to 15 inches (30 to 40 centimeters) of floss around one middle finger
  2. Wind the rest around the middle finger of other hand
  3. Use the thumbs and forefingers to guide an inch (2.54 centimeter) of floss between the teeth
  4. Carefully tease the floss back and forth to guide it gently between your teeth,