Did you know that where tooth brushing fails, flossing saves the day? Brushing your teeth is a first-rate habit to combat tooth decay and gum disease, but unfortunately, it is not enough. Brushing cannot adequately remove food debris and plaque buildup between teeth, which instead must be completed with an interdental tool such as dental floss.
Listed below are a few first-rate facts and techniques concerning dental floss:
– If possible, try to use a dental floss or interdental cleaner that has been given the ADA Seal of Acceptance, or make sure it has been accepted by your dentist for regular use.
– Preferably, try to go for a piece of thread that is about 18 inches long, so it will have enough space to clean all areas between your teeth, with a new section for each tooth.
– Typically, you should always try to use a shred-resistant floss such as single-filament thread.
– To avoid recontamination, never use the same portion of a strand more than once.
– Always floss at least two minutes per sitting, making sure you floss between every single tooth and behind your teeth in the furthest row back.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Wynatte Chu, DDS, please call our dentist office at 347-868-6546. We are located in New York, New York, and Dr. Wynatte Chu and all of our wonderful team look forward to doing our best to ensure your oral health remains terrific.