You’ve probably been told time and time again that flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing. The technique demonstrated in this video is the way the pros floss, and it doesn’t take more than a minute to do.
In this video, dentist and YouTuber Dr Carlos Meulener explains the best method for controlling a piece of dental floss. You use your thumbs to floss the top teeth and then use your middle fingers to floss the bottom teeth. Make one of your digits a pivot point so the other thumb or finger can just rotate around, making sure you clean the walls of both teeth in the gap as you go. With a technique like this, there’s always time to floss. If you’re still having a hard time manoeuvring the floss in your mouth, however, you can also try tying the floss in a loop.
The One Minute Flossing Technique [YouTube]