Plaque is a fact of life. It's constantly forming in your mouth, and it needs to be removed every day. The best way to remove plaque and keep your teeth and gums healthy is to floss and brush daily. Flossing cleans between teeth and under gums. Brushing cleans the front, back and chewing surface of teeth.
Floss your teeth daily, using the method shown below. Be sure to also floss the back side of the last tooth on each side. Any kind of dental floss will do the job. So find a type of floss you like to use and use it!
Wrap at least 18 inches of floss around your middle finger. Secure it with your index fingers.
Ease the floss between your teeth. Wrap it around one side of the tooth, forming a C-shape.
Gently work the floss up and down, going below the gumline.
Move to a clean section of and go on to the next tooth.
If you have a bridge or wear braces, use a floss threaded to get the floss under the bridge or wires.