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Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Floss

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Because brushing alone cannot adequately clean between teeth an interdental cleaning tool will be needed to reach these places. One effective interdental cleaning tool to use is with dental floss or similar flossing material. With the use of dental floss, you can adequately clean between teeth and remove any harmful debris or plaque buildup that may be present.

Optimum oral health care is essential for a beautiful smile. Brushing and flossing your teeth is required on a daily basis to keep your teeth clean from hazardous effects that can arise. In addition, dental floss can clean between teeth and areas that brushing alone cannot reach. With dental floss, you can help remove food debris build up that easily lead to numerous oral health ailments.

Ideally, you should floss your teeth at least 2 minutes every day. Try to use products that are safe and effective for use, and focus on a thread that is shred-resistant or an interdental cleaner such as a water flosser. For product recommendations and suggestions, speak with your dentist or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Also, be sure that if you do decide on using dental floss to never use the same strand more than once.

When using threaded floss, focus on using a strand roughly 18 “ in length for each session. Try to wrap the thread around a finger on each hand and allow some slack in the line, so you can move up and down the thread as needed. This is important as you should never use the same section of a strand between more than one tooth. This helps prevent contamination from occurring and can clean your teeth much better.

The best smiles are made possible with interdental treatments. To upgrade your smile with interdental treatments, you are welcome to schedule a visit to our dentist in St. Augustine, Florida. If you would like Dr. Steven Freeman and our team at Elite Smiles Dentistry to talk to you about interdental treatments, please call our dentist office at 904-201-4304.