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How often do you find yourself flossing per week? The proper answer should be once daily. Flossing your teeth is extremely important for the health of your smile because it can remove plaque buildup and bacteria that linger in between teeth. Although brushing is just as important, it cannot reach the areas between teeth or those areas under your gum line that can harbor plaque and bacteria. Dental floss is necessary to clean these areas and ensure your smile can thrive.

To ensure your smile has the best chance to thrive this holiday season, focus on using a dental strand that features the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The ADA Seal of Acceptance is given to those products that prove maximum safety and effectiveness. Another key aspect to look for is a dental floss that is shred-resistant. As an alternative to threaded floss, interdental cleaners such as water flossers can be used.

When brushing your teeth, always strive for 2 to 3 minutes each flossing session. In addition, clean between each tooth and those in the back row using a ‘c’ motion that can wrap around each tooth. For each section, focus on having a new section of the floss so you can clean between each tooth without contamination occurring. This ensures that contaminated debris and bacteria will not be spread elsewhere in your mouth.

If you are seeking treatment for damaged teeth or gums, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment, please contact Smile By Design to set up an appointment with Dr. Parth Patel and our team at our dentist office in Douglasville, Georgia by calling us at 770-942-1096.