Only 60% of the tooth surfaces are cleaned with only tooth brushing. The toothbrush cannot penetrate particularly the interface and the microorganisms remain in these regions. Since dental caries and gum diseases are formed especially from these areas, dental floss should be used every day.
Approximately fifty centimeters of dental floss is cut off. From its ends, it is wrapped around the middle finger of one hand. It is enough to wrap 1-2 times on the middle finger of the other hand. The rope is stretched between the middle fingers of both hands, at approximately ten centimeters long. With the help of the thumbs, a section of approximately 1.5 cm is carefully stretched and placed between the upper teeth. After the rope is gently inserted into the gum pocket from the edge of the gum, it is placed on the front and back of the tooth and pulled slowly downwards by rubbing it to the tooth. It is re-entered in the same place and this time is placed on the other tooth side and the process is repeated from the other tooth’s gum pocket to the cutting edge.
The index fingers are used to place the rope between the lower teeth. Again, 1.5 cm tension is obtained and the floss is placed between the teeth. After being placed in the gum pocket, floss is placed on the tooth from the front and back and removed in the direction of the cutting edge after rubbing the floss slowly to the tooth. The process is repeated again for the neighboring tooth from the gum pocket to the cutting edge of the tooth.
Dental floss should be applied by entering between the teeth two times.