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The search for the perfect dental floss doesn’t have to be a difficult task because many types of thread can accomplish the task of a clean smile. As long as the thread can hold solid in each round of flossing, it can do its job effectively. In addition, here are some other helpful tips about flossing:

– Never use the same section of a thread strand more than once by moving up or down your strand of floss. This ensures contamination between teeth will not take place. To accomplish this, use a floss strand roughly 18 inches in length each time.

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

– Choose 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. Also, single filament thread is designed to be shred resistant.

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

If you suffer from poor oral health, contact Complete Dental Care at 412-567-0927. To schedule an oral examination with Dr. Robert Doyle and our team at our dentist office in Whitaker, Pennsylvania, please contact us at your earliest convenience. It’s never too late to start taking steps to a healthier you.