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Saving your smile can easily be achieved if you are willing to put forth a few minutes per day to keep it clean. Although brushing is highly effective at washing away harmful bacteria and plaque, dental floss is required for those areas brushing alone cannot reach. To learn more about the benefits of dental floss, please read on!

How to Use Dental Floss

– Avoid using the same section of a thread strand more than once.

– If your dental flossing routines are weakening due to age and pain, switch to an easier-to-use interdental cleaner such as a water flosser.

– Select floss that won’t easily shred or tear during use, including products that have met the American Dental Association’s requirements for the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Be mindful that single filament thread is designed to be shred resistant.

– Preferably, you should floss every day for 2-3 minutes each session, ensuring the areas between each tooth are thoroughly cleaned.

-To prevent contamination between teeth will not take place, use a floss strand roughly 18 inches in length for each session, and move up and down the strand of floss for each distinct gap.

If you have further questions about how to floss or have concerns about your oral health, we invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gary Shmurak and our team in Chalfont, Pennsylvania. Please call Apex Dental Care at 215-996-9968 and a member of our team will gladly assist you. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you!