To help provide a boost to your oral health care, make sure you are focusing on cleaning between your teeth at all times. Oftentimes, individuals focus their oral hygiene routines on brushing their teeth effectively but fail to clean out the areas between teeth. To accomplish this task, an interdental cleaning tool will be needed. One highly effective form to consider is dental floss.
Dental floss often consists of a thread that can easily reach the gaps between teeth to wash away debris and plaque buildup. When using dental floss, always focus on using a strand that is roughly 16 to 20” in length so you can adequately clean between each and every gap without cross-contamination occurring. This means you should never use the same section of a strand between more than one tooth. Furthermore, after you’re done flossing, throw out the strand and use a new piece the next day. Ideally, you should be flossing for 2 to 3 minutes every day making sure not to miss any gaps including the teeth in the back row.
Try to focus on using a thread that is shred-resistant and will not easily tear upon use. Wrap an end of the strand around a finger on each hand and move up and down the strand as necessary. If you have any issues with your dental floss, speak with your dentist about product recommendations or suggestions. Also, you may want to try an alternative interdental tool such as a water flosser. Rather than using thread, water flossers shoot a beam of water onto teeth.
Do you require more information about the benefits of cleaning between your teeth with dental flossers? With the skilled craftsmanship of Dr. Chuck Majors and our team at our office in Bryan, Texas, we can make sure your smile thrives with effective interdental care. To book an appointment for restorations and repairs at MajorSmiles, feel free to contact us at 979-776-6600. Save your smile with our help today!