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Are you making sure that you are properly cleaning your mouth out on a daily basis? If for any reason you are slacking on your oral health care daily routines, it can lead to a downturn in oral health and increase your risk for several health perils. To keep your smile safe, make sure that you’re brushing twice daily and flossing once-daily as well. It is important to floss every day because floss can reach areas that traditional brushes cannot.

By using a reliable dental floss, you can clean between teeth in areas that would otherwise go untreated. This can include the removal of plaque buildup and bacteria that can contribute to tooth decay and cavities. However, it is important to make sure that you’re using your dental floss correctly and dental floss products that work best for you. Several options can be used, including the use of threaded floss or a water flosser. If you would choose to forgo the use of thread, and interdental cleaner such as water flosser can be used. Rather than using thread, water flossers use beams of water to spray between teeth.

However, if you do decide on using a dental flossing treatment, make sure that you are flossing every single day for 2 to 3 minutes each time to clean between your teeth. Never forget the row in the back of your mouth. Make sure to always use a shred-resistant dental floss so that it will not tear upon use. If for any reason you have issues with your floss tearing, try switching to a signal filament thread. Because of this, you should be using a thread that is 18” in length, which is important to ensure that you will be able to move up and down the strand to clean each tooth in your mouth. Never use the same section of a strand more than once and never use the same strand more than once.

Do you wish to learn more about interdental cleaners and their effect on your smile? If so, please call 209-744-9955 to schedule an appointment with Amr M Enaya DDS Inc at our dental office in Galt, California, for your oral health care treatments. Dr. Amr M Enaya and our expert team look forward to helping you achieve the successful smile you desire.