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.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine