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How effective is your interdental flossing techniques? Are you routinely visiting your dentist and ending up with cavities or other forms of dental erosion? If so, it may mean a lapse in your oral hygiene care. If any aspect of your oral health care is lacking, including your cleaning tools and techniques, it can lead to cavities. Thus, it is important to make sure that all aspects of your oral health care are up to code, including your flossing. You may want to determine which product is best for you and learn the secrets to flossing effectively.

If you like using traditional threaded floss, it’s important to make sure you use threads that will not fray. If you continually use floss that is tearing upon use, you will not be able to adequately clean between your teeth as intended. Furthermore, make sure that you never use the same section of a thread more than once and never use the same strand for more than one flossing session. Ideally, it should take you between two to three minutes to floss between all teeth, including the back row. Make sure not to miss any sides.

If you would prefer to forgo the use of thread for flossing and instead, stick to interdental cleaning tools such as a water flosser, you’ll be able to clean between your teeth using streams of water. Water flossers focus on rinsing away debris and plaque without the use of thread. This can prove highly beneficial for individuals who have joint pain or muscle ailments that make it more difficult to floss. Water flossers are often easier to operate for individuals at an older age. They can even more easily clean between teeth for individuals that have bridges, dentures or crowns in place.

Restore your oral health with interdental cleaners. To set up a visit at our dentist office in Hermitage, Tennessee, please contact us at 615-889-8202. Dr. Burger, Dr. Whitt, Dr. Speck and our wonderful team are here to proudly keep you and your smile healthy and happy.