Have you ever noticed that after a dental appointment your teeth look sparkly and clean, but over time they appear more dull and yellow? Plaque is a soft, sticky film that builds upon the outside of the teeth and along the gum line. You can often prevent and treat plaque buildup at home. If you do not practice good dental hygiene, plaque can turn into a hard yellow-brown substance called tartar.
Practicing good and proper hygiene is a good investment, not just for your teeth but for your overall well-being.
While many individuals brush their teeth every day, not everyone flosses their teeth as often as they brush them. So, if you're uncertain of the proper way to clean your teeth, here's a step-by-step guide to the right way to floss your teeth.