Do you consider yourself a dental floss expert? Most people don’t, as we all believe that there are plenty of areas for improvement in our flossing styles. Even though we floss every day of our lives, most people don’t truly learn any recommended styles and techniques to enhance their flossing, but rather fall back on tried and true methods that are most similar to them. We even tend to stick to our favorite traditional floss brands even if a newer and more effective product comes along. But oral health improvements can always be made, even with the floss you are using. Here are helpful tips to get you started:
-Never use random materials for dental floss. Only use floss or interdental cleaners recommended by your dentist.
-Choose dental floss that has the American Dental Association ADA Seal of Acceptance.
-Prevent damage to your teeth and gums by flossing softly and safely.
-When flossing, use a piece between 16-20 inches in length. Move to a different section of thread for each tooth. Use a gentle motion to move to or from each tooth.
-Don’t forget to floss between every single tooth and behind your back teeth.
-Always floss at least once per day.
-Avoid using floss that can easily tear or fray.
-Be sure to visit your dentist at All Care Dentistry for your professional cleanings as scheduled.
To book an oral exam with Dr. David Powell, you can schedule your visit by calling us at 801-266-1414 to speak to a member of our team. Our office is located in Murray, Utah. We look forward to crafting the smile of your dreams!