The best begins with brushing and dental floss. Although flossing can be achieved in a variety of ways, it may be best to start with a threaded floss to see how compatible it is to your oral health needs and capabilities. To keep your oral health care at its best, consider the following benefits of dental floss:
– It is recommended by the ADA that you should floss every day for 2-3 minutes each session, ensuring the areas between each tooth are thoroughly cleaned.
– Pick 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. Amazingly, single filament thread is designed to be shred resistant.
– If your dental flossing systems are diminishing due to age and pain, switch to an easier-to-use interdental cleaner such as a water flosser.
-To ensure contamination between teeth will not take place, stick to a floss strand roughly 18 inches in length for each session, and move up and down the strand of floss for each unique gap.
– Never use the same piece of a thread strand more than once.
Depending on your oral health, our dentist at Healthy Smiles Dental Care™ of Chelsea can help you find which treatment will work best for you. Dr. Steven Rodriguez and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Chelsea, Michigan. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 734-475-8911. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for!