Flossing your teeth just once each day can extend the longevity of your teeth and gums. To reap these benefits, though, you must know how to floss right. Key to effective flossing is making sure the floss goes underneath the gum line. This practice removes harmful bacteria and food debris that can turn into plaque if left in the mouth. Take the floss between both hands and bring it up and under the gum tissue between each tooth. To ensure a thorough cleaning, you should wrap the floss around the tooth while gently rubbing it against the enamel at the gum line. As you progress through the flossing routine, move along the length of the floss so a clean piece is used for each section of your teeth.
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