Flossing is one of the most effective ways of removing plaque from between teeth and at the gumline. It is also the best tool against periodontal disease, which affects 75% of Americans.
We’ve all got our routines. Some people floss to music, watching television or maybe while doing a jig. In front of a mirror is a good idea, probably not while entertaining friends.
But one of the cardinal rules is don’t be a ninja flosser. Especially when maneuvering around the tight spaces between teeth. Aggressive flossing doesn’t get your teeth cleaner; it will just traumatize the gum causing it to recede over time.
Do your pearly whites a favor and learn proper flossing technique from your dentist or hygienist.