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How would you rank your oral health care in regard to flossing? Are you using the proper utensils to adequately clean between each and every tooth? Are you practicing proper techniques and methods to ensure your smile can eliminate any bacteria that can hide in the crevices between your teeth?

In order to ensure dental floss can work effectively, always be sure to clean slowly and effectively for a period of 2 to 3 minutes each session. Typically, you should strive to use a dental floss that features the ADA Seal of Acceptance and a threaded floss that is shred-resistant. As a substitute, alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers can be used.

When flossing your teeth, use a strand that is between 16 and 20 inches in length, so that you can clean between each and every tooth with a different section of the strand for each tooth. Wrap each end of the floss around a finger on each hand for a sturdy grip that allows you to move up and down the strand as needed. Once you are done flossing, throw out the strand and use a new one for each subsequent session.

To learn more about which dental floss treatments you would prefer for enhancing your smile, contact Alpha Dental Excellence at (215) 970-2515. Come visit Dr. Arpan Patel and our team at our dentist office in Langhorne, Pennsylvania by scheduling an appointment at your earliest opportunity.