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Keeping your smile safe from the risks of tooth decay, dental erosion, and other oral ailments that can easily cause harm your teeth and gums, it is important to make sure you are practicing effective oral hygiene routines on a daily basis. Not only does this include brushing your teeth twice a day, but you should also be making sure that you floss your teeth every day as well.

Dental floss is extremely effective for your oral health care. This is because it can be used to clean between teeth and reach areas that brushing alone cannot hope to reach. However, it is important to make sure that you’re using the proper dental flossing tools. Beyond threaded floss, you can also try using an alternative cleaner such as a water flosser. Furthermore, always speak with your dentist about suggestions for which products to use, or look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which promises the product will function as intended.

When brushing your teeth, always make sure that you effectively clean in between each and every tooth and behind the teeth in the furthest back row.  This takes around 2 to 3 minutes to accomplish effectively. Always go slow and use gentle, soft strokes to avoid abrasion. Never use the same section of a strand more than once and never use the same strand for more than one session. This means you will need a strand that is roughly 18” in length, so you can move up and down the strand as necessary. This will help prevent contamination. Furthermore, make sure your thread is shred-resistant and capable of cleaning your teeth without tearing.

When you are ready to schedule interdental treatments with Cleveland Dental Associates at our dentist office in Cleveland, Texas, you can call us at 281-592-5865. Dr. Brittany Greer and our entire team look forward to crafting a better smile with better oral health care treatments and procedures complete with interdental treatments to get you where you wish to be.