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How to Floss Your Teeth

The surfaces that are between teeth are not accessible to brush; therefore,
the best way to clean them is by flossing. The frequency of flossing is like
brushing and ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to
bed) is the minimum necessary.

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To start, cut a piece of dental floss (approximately 2 feet). Wrap both sides
of the floss around your middle fingers. Using your index and thumb, glide the
floss in between all your teeth one by one. When flossing, make sure you are not
cutting your gums. The goal is to clean the teeth surfaces, not the gums. In the
space in between teeth, press the floss against each side of the tooth (hug the
tooth) and gently move it back and forth and up and down. Then move to the
opposite surface of the adjacent tooth.

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