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work the floss between the teeth toward the gums. Curve the floss around each
tooth into a U-shape, and gently slide it under the gum line. Move the floss
firmly up and down several times to scrape off the plaque. Popping or snapping
the floss in and out between the teeth without scraping will not remove much
plaque and can hurt your gums.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerArden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry
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