Flossing is important to your home oral health care. Many neglect this aspect of oral hygiene. By flossing once a day, you mitigate your risk of gum disease and interproximal decay. Flossing removes plaque and debris that adheres to gums and teeth. We recommend using an up and down motion, forming a “C” on the side of each tooth. Avoid side to side motion which can damage your gums. We generally recommend Glide floss at Gentle Dental Care in Maryville, MO. Our hygienists are always willing to help improve your home oral health care.