How do I use Dental Floss?
Break off about 18 inches of floss and wind some of it around your middle finger (three turns); this finger will take up the floss as it becomes dirty. Wind the remaining floss around the opposite middle finger until there is about six inches length free between them; pinch the line using your thumbs and index fingers for increased control. Guide the floss between your teeth using a gentle rubbing motion against each tooth’s surface. When the floss reaches the gum line, curve it into a C-shape against one tooth. Gently slide it into the space between the gum and the tooth. Hold the floss tightly against the tooth as you gently rub the side of the tooth with an up- and- down motion. Before retrieving it, reverse the C-shape to clean the adjacent tooth surface as well.
As you finish cleaning each tooth, wind the dirty floss once around the first middle finger and slide more new length of floss to proceed to the remaining teeth.