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Is your dental flossing routine being done to the best of your ability? You should try to floss your teeth every single day to prevent food particles and bacteria from thriving in tough to reach areas between your teeth.

Make sure that you clean between every single tooth and behind the back ones as well. A good technique to clean the surface of a tooth is to gently wrap the thread around a tooth to form the letter ā€œcā€ and gently move it back and forth. If your floss constantly shreds, you may need to upgrade to a stronger thread. Single filament thread is known for being shred resistant.

Always use floss that has been recommended by your dentist or features the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The seal ensures that the product has met the safety and effectiveness guidelines laid out by the American Dental Association.

When flossing, never use the same section more than once. A typical strand should be at least 18 inches in length to ensure that a new section of the thread can be used for each individual space. Gently wrap the floss around a single finger on each hand so you can easily move up and down the strand as necessary.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a glorious smile, set an appointment with Oradent Associates at our dentist office in Chicago, Illinois. We can easily be reached at 773-478-5520. Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Flicker, Dr. Sher, and the rest of our team look forward to helping you achieve a healthy smile!