How are you suppose to floss your teeth? There are probably a few tips that can aid you in getting the plaque out of those hard to reach spots of your mouth. First off, brush your teeth first. Chances are that you might put buildup back into the cracks and crevices if you do so after flossing. Make sure you use floss that will fit in between your teeth. Some floss is made for wider spaces and others are stronger so they wont fray or tear in tight spaces. I have a pair of teeth that are up against each other strongly, and it takes practice not to rip the floss.

Grab at least a shoulders length worth of floss. Hold the ends with thumb and middle finger and twist it around your middle fingers until it’s short enough for you to hold it snugly against your tooth. Don’t cut off circulation on your fingers. Unfortunately it’s much easier when the floss is stabilized around your finger well, but you should find a balance between control and blue fingertips. Start at one end of the mouth and insert your dental floss between your last molar and its neighbor. Pull it down so it goes to your gum. Don’t use excessive force. If you haven’t flossed in a while it will probably bleed, so don’t worry. Now that you have it down by your gums, angle your hands so the floss wraps closer to one tooth. Imagine that the floss is hugging one tooth in a “C” shape. Then run it up and down across your tooth. Switch to the other side and hug the other tooth and slide it from the bottom to top. Pull up to get it out from between your teeth. Repeat for all teeth. Either rinse the floss of with running water every now and then or rotate the floss to a new section by twirling your fingers together so you have a gunk free string to work with.