Do you floss every day but still find that you are not cleaning between your teeth as well as possible? Get the most out of your dental floss by upgrading your techniques, upgrading your floss, and spending a little more time to perfect your flossing habits.
When choosing a dental floss, look for a product that features the ADA Seal of Acceptance by the American Dental Association. This ensures the product has been fully tested and meets rigorous standards for safety and effectiveness. You can also ask your dentist for product recommendations.
A single thread for a flossing session should be about 18 inches long. At this length, you can clean between each tooth with a new section of the thread. This will help to avoid spread any debris between teeth. Try to floss for roughly 2 to 3 minutes per session hitting every area between and around teeth. This includes behind the back row. Work gently between teeth and use steady motions. Remember that your goal is to remove debris, not grind away at your teeth.
No matter the needs you require from your teeth, our team at Hulen Family Dentistry can help. Dr. Christopher Hulen and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which tooth restoration procedure is best for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Tipton, Indiana, call us at 765-675-8745. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of clean teeth today!