Flossing Flops

You’ve probably heard over and over again about the importance of flossing (because it is!), but many people still make these common mistakes:

Not flossing at all. This is the biggest mistake you can make because it means that you are leaving a ton of bacteria in your mouth, making you susceptible to gum disease.

Your technique is wrong. When flossing, you should slide the floss through the teeth, making a C around it to get down into the crevices.

You’re not using floss. While there may be times when you desperately need to un-lodge something from between your teeth and there is no floss around, but this should never be a substitute, so put down your paper clip, fingernail, or whatever object you’ve grabbed and get flossing properly!1

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