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Building a better smile often requires removing risks that can easily damage it. Eating on a daily basis can easily damage your smile through dental erosion and similar enamel damaging tactics. Thus, oral hygiene routines such as brushing and flossing will be needed to adequately clean your smile on a daily basis. Thus, it is important to make sure that your dental floss products and procedures are functioning as intended.

When cleaning your teeth, always seek out effective interdental cleaners such as threaded floss or a water flosser. Whereas threaded floss uses a strand of thread to clean between teeth, water flossers use a steady beam of water. For product recommendations or suggestions speak with your dentist. In addition, look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which is awarded to products that have met ideal standards for safety and efficiency.

When flossing your teeth, always use a strand that is roughly 18 “ in length. This ensures that you’ll be able to adequately clean between each and every tooth without using the same section of the strand more than once. Be sure to clean between each tooth and don’t forget your back ones as well. Gently wrap the strand around a finger on each hand and move up and down the strand as necessary. To prevent contamination, never use the same section more than once and never use the same strand for more than one session.

Ideally, you should use dental floss that is shred-resistant. This means that the thread will not tear upon use. Try to floss for at least 2 minutes every day. For additional oral health care tips and treatments concerning dental flossing techniques, speak with your dentist.

Do you wish to see a dentist in Woodstock, Georgia for interdental treatments? If so, our team at John F. Freemon, DMD, PC can help. Dr. John Freemon and our team can give you a complete oral examination to determine which interdental treatments are best for you and your oral health desires. To book a trip to our dentist office, call us at 770-928-0871 to schedule an appointment.