Using a flossing tool

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To use a flossing tool, gently work the floss between the teeth toward the gums. Curve the floss around each tooth, and gently slide it under the gum line. Move the floss firmly up and down several times to scrape off the plaque.

Last Updated: April 23, 2009

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BSc, DDS, MPH - Dentist

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