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How to Floss Your Way to Better Health

Flossing is important to remove plaque. While a toothbrush is great to remove plaque from most surfaces, it is too big to reach between your teeth where leftover food and plaque tend to accumulate. This is why using floss or another interdental tool is so important. Daily flossing after toothbrushing is a great way to ensure you cover and remove plaque from all surfaces.

Plaque is a sticky biofilm made up of bacteria that forms on the tooth surface, including between the teeth. If not removed properly, it can compromise the health of your gums and teeth, cause bad breath, yellow teeth, gum bleeding & recession and potentially lead to overall health issues.

Want to perfect your flossing technique and care for your oral and general health? Watch our video below and follow our tips for a healthy mouth, smile and body! The basics of oral care can benefit everyone but remember, we are all different. This is why you should visit your oral health practitioner twice a year for personalised care and a professional clean.

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Sunstar GUM - How to Floss

Grab 35-40 cm of floss & wrap it around each middle finger, keeping a short section taut between your thumbs and index fingers.

Sunstar GUM - How to Floss

Gently slide the floss between your teeth. Don’t push too hard to avoid damaging your gums.

Sunstar GUM - How to Floss

Gently slide up and down in a zig-zag pattern.

Sunstar GUM - How to Floss

Don’t forget to floss just under the gum line, using an up-and-down motion. When changing side, make sure to use a clean section of floss.

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Sunstar GUM - How to Floss

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