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Are you aware that your dental floss can play an enormous role in the health of your teeth? Enhance your dental floss to improve your oral health care. By guaranteeing your dental floss or interdental cleaning tools are safe and effective, your risk of tooth decay and gum disease can be diminished.

 

Be sure to never use the same strand of floss for more than one session. After you are done, throw it away and use a brand-new strand the next time you floss. Furthermore, you should use a different section of each strand between each tooth, so you do not contaminate multiple areas of your mouth.

 

According to the American Dental Association, be sure to floss between your teeth and gums at least once per day. Usually, a single flossing session should take approximately two minutes to get between every tooth, including flossing behind your back row.

 

The ideal strand of floss should be between 16 and 20 inches long. To correctly hold the floss, wrap it around a finger on each hand for a sturdy hold, but one that is loose enough so that you can move up and down the strand as necessary. Always use thread that is shred-resistant so it can fully clean your teeth without ripping and shredding.

 

If you need additional treatment for a professional cleaning, Dr. Aaron Moore and our team at Moore Family Dental will help you with your oral health care in any way we can. If you would like to schedule a visit to our dentist office in Parkersburg, West Virginia, please call us at 304-699-0359. Our dental superheroes are here to help!