Caring for your teeth often occurs on many levels, and requires you to keep your teeth clean at all times. Whereas brushing your teeth with a toothbrush and toothpaste has been proven to be effective for eradicating debris and harmful acids that seek to destroy your smile, they cannot reach all areas. Due to the fact that they cannot brush between teeth, an interdental cleaner such as a dental floss will be needed.
A highly effective cleaning tool that you should have in your oral health care routine is flossing. Flossing is essential for cleaning between teeth and areas that brushing alone cannot hope to reach. However, it is important to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to make sure you’re flossing with the right products and doing so correctly. Be sure to speak with your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions, or look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This helps ensure that the product will be safe and effective for use.
If you choose to use threaded floss, you’ll need to make sure that you are flossing roughly 2 to 3 minutes each day. This includes cleaning between each and every tooth on all sides and behind your back row. Always be sure to use soft, gentle strokes to avoid dental abrasion. Make sure your thread is roughly 18“ in length, so you won’t contaminate your teeth further by using the same section. Wrap each end around a finger on each hand so you can move up and down the thread as necessary. Always use shred-resistant floss so it can function effectively without tearing. After you do this, throw the strand away and use a new piece for each subsequent day.
True oral health happiness thanks to interdental treatments is easily obtainable as long as you are willing to seek it. Are you ready for interdental treatments? If so, please call 703-444-4188 to schedule an appointment with JB Dental Associates and TMD & Sleep Center at our office in Sterling, Virginia. Dr. Joyce Bahng and our expert team are here to ensure you receive the interdental treatments your smile needs.