How To Floss Better

Flossing regularly is super important to your health. “New research shows flossing may even protect against diabetes and preterm births.

But there is little literature on flossing’s finer points, says Denis F. Kinane, professor of pathology and periodontics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Dental Medicine.

So, what are the correct ways to floss? Here are some tips from the article:

  • Brush first, floss second, rinse third.
  • Floss at night so you get 8 food-free-hours to recover from the day. You only need to do it once a day.
  • Do not saw back and forth. Go straight down to the gum, then go up. Use a new section of the floss each time.
  • Plain floss works just fine, no need to get all fancy


Source: How to Be a Better Flosser | The Wall Street Journal via LifeHacker
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