Flossing daily reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum disease by removing food particles and plaque buildup under the gumline and between the teeth. To floss your teeth start with about 18 inches of dental floss wrap the floss around your index or middle fingers, leaving 1 – 2 inches of floss in between. Pinch the floss tightly between your thumb and index fingers. Gently wiggle the floss between two teeth making sure not to force it into your gums. Making a C shape, curve the floss along the side of one tooth. Gently glie the floss up and down, making sure to dip below the gumline. Then, curves the floss along the side of the neighboring tooth, and continue the process. Using a clean section of floss, repeat this technique on every tooth in your mouth. Don’t forget to floss behind your back molars. Key things to remember when flossing are never force the floss between your teeth, curve the floss around each tooth making sure it goes below the gumline, and side the floss up and down on each tooth several times removing as much plaque as possible.