How to use dental floss correctly

The trick:

How to use dental floss correctly

Knot the dental floss to form a loop. This enables you to clean your teeth without hurting your gums

The loop method
Wrap the dental floss fairly closely over four fingers and secure it with a double knot. Hold it between four fingers on one hand and the thumb on your other hand.

The benefit
The dental floss is now stretched between the thumb of one hand and the index finger of the other. There is only a minimum gap between thumb and index finger, and this allows you to control the dental floss safely and easily without cutting heavily into the gum.

That’s all there is to it.

Flossing – in detail
The detailed instructions explain exactly how to make the knot and exactly how to clean your teeth.

Detailed instruction