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The People's Friend - - Health & Wellbeing -

How to floss your teeth ef­fec­tively, by Dr Uchenna Okoye of Lon­don Smil­ing: ● Floss from the gum to the tip of the tooth. Don’t saw the tape through the gap

● Move along your strip of floss to en­sure you’re us­ing a clean por­tion be­side ev­ery tooth and not merely trans­fer­ring bac­te­ria from one tooth on to an­other

● Al­ways be gen­tle to avoid cut­ting into your gums

● Al­ways floss prop­erly at night to pre­vent tucked-away bac­te­ria and tooth de­cay while you sleep, and add quick floss­ing ses­sions in the morn­ing or be­fore go­ing out to freshen up

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