Unlike a toothbrush, which cleans the tops and outer surfaces of the teeth and the gums – floss is an interdental cleaner that is designed to concentrate on the tight spaces between the teeth and the gap between the base of the teeth and gums!
Debris accumulates between the teeth. If not removed, bacteria will develop and plaque will form. Use the floss with a back and forth motion and with a vertical action until all the plaque is removed.
It is also very important to clean around the edges of any crowns, bridges or implants. This can be difficult to do effectively using traditional floss and there are now specialist flosses to do the job thoroughly (such as super floss and specialist floss threaders).
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