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We cannot stress enough the importance of flossing your teeth on a daily basis. Although brushing your teeth is extremely effective for cleaning the surfaces of teeth, there are numerous areas between teeth that toothbrushes cannot reach. Plus, a dental floss or similar interdental cleaner will be needed to ensure your smile has the greatest chance of oral health care success.

In order to ensure your oral health care flossing routines are at their best, always make sure you’re using effective products. Ideally, you should use a shred-resistant floss, which is a single filament floss, to ensure the thread will not tear during use. As an alternative, interdental cleaners such as water flossers can also be effective without the use of any threads. For additional products, suggestions, and recommendations, speak with your dentist.

When using a traditional threaded floss, try to aim for 2 to 3 minutes each session. Using a strand roughly 16 to 20 inches in length will suffice for cleaning between each tooth without having to use the same section more than once. Be sure to clean between each tooth including the teeth in your back row. After every use, replace the strand with a new piece.

Be sure to make time in your life to visit your dentist at Sunshine Dental Group for a smile makeover, and if necessary, to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled dentists, Dr. Jorge de la Osa and associates, for a thorough exam of your oral health. You can get ahold of our dentist office in Commerce, California, by calling us at 323.266.2120.