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If you wish to enhance your oral health care cleaning routines, it is important to think about steps and techniques you can use to enhance your everyday cleaning habits via brushing and flossing. When flossing, be aware there are numerous types of dental floss that can be used to gently clean between teeth. Speak with your dentist about product recommendations or suggestions as well as tips to ensure plaque buildup cannot linger.

The first key to improving your flossing techniques includes improving the products that you’re using. Always make sure you are using a shred-resistant dental floss, or seek out alternative interdental cleaners in the form of water flossers. When looking for product recommendations or suggestions speak with your dentist, or look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on product packaging.

It is recommended that you floss between your teeth every single day. Ideally, this process should take about 2-3 minutes and should be done to the point where every single tooth is cleaned between as well as the teeth in the back row. Always make sure your cleaning all sides of a tooth as well as making sure to ever use the same strand for more than one flossing session.

Try to use a strand of thread that is roughly 16 to 20 “ in length. It needs to be long enough to make sure that you can floss with a different section of the thread between each tooth without going over the same area once more. This will ensure that contamination cannot occur. Furthermore, wrap and end of the strand around a finger on each hand so you can move up and down the thread as needed.

Seek the path to oral health greatness with interdental treatments. No matter the interdental treatments you are in need of, Dr. Joe Gerard and our team at Arizona Dental are here to help you in every way we can. If you would like to set up an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Phoenix, Arizona, please call us at 602-910-3860 to talk with a member of our team.