To clean food and bacteria from the areas between the teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach, we recommend flossing. Dental floss is a thin thread that is used slide between teeth, where they touch. It is very important to gently floss your teeth every day. Pull about 1 foot of floss from the dispenser. Wrap the ends of the floss snugly around your pointer fingers. Gently guide the floss down and up where the teeth touch, “hugging” each tooth to pull out any food particles or plaque. Floss should not be used side-to-side like a saw, it is meant to move vertically. Floss at night to make sure your teeth are squeaky clean before you go to bed. When you first begin flossing, your gums may bleed a little. If the bleeding does not go away after the first few times, let a your dentist know.