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If you haven’t started already, it is important to make sure that dental floss is a part of your oral hygiene checklist. Dental floss is extremely important because it can clean in between areas your brush traditionally cannot reach.

Dental floss can be used in a variety of ways. Typically, you should floss your teeth for roughly 2 to 3 minutes each time, and always make sure to clean between each individual tooth and behind the last row. Use a strand that is roughly a foot-and-a-half long and never use the same section of the thread more than once. Move up and down the thread as you are cleaning your teeth.

Always look for a dental floss that is shred-resistant, so it does not tear when in use. If you have any difficulties using floss, consider a non-threaded floss such as an alternative interdental cleaner like a water flosser, which uses beams of water rather than thread to clean between teeth.

If you would like to have your teeth and gums examined by our team at Complete Dental Care, please book an appointment with Dr. Robert Doyle and our team at our dentist office. To set up a visit with our dentist in Whitaker, Pennsylvania, please contact us at 412-567-0927.