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Optimum oral health depends on brushing and flossing each day. Although brushing can rinse away acids and keep your smile safe, it cannot clean between teeth. In situations such as this, an interdental cleaner such as dental floss will need to be used. However, it is important to understand which dental floss products work best, and techniques to maximize their effectiveness.

Flossing effectively is extremely important to ensure your teeth can be cleaned as needed. Always make sure you’re using the appropriate products to ensure your smile can get the proper cleanings. This includes making sure you floss for at least 2-3 minutes every day and between every single tooth including the teeth in your back row. If threaded floss is too difficult to use, try using an alternative interdental tool such as a water flosser. If you do decide to use threaded floss, always make sure to never use the same section of a strand more than once and never use the same strand for more than one session. This is important to help avoid recontamination.

Come speak with Truxtun Family Dentistry to learn which dental health treatment is right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Peter D Kim and our team at our dentist office in Bakersfield, California, simply give us a call at 661-327-7497.