If you have not already done so, it is important to visit your dentist for a routine check-up to determine if you’re brushing and flossing techniques are being done effectively. Your dentist will be able to determine if you are accurately cleaning between teeth and using dental floss as intended. If for any reason you are missing any areas between teeth, they will let you know so you can adjust your flossing methods accordingly.
To ensure your smile can function effectively, it is always a good idea to look for products that can easily clean your teeth effectively. Beyond using floss that is shred-resistant, you may want to try an alternate interdental cleaner such as a water flosser. Water flossers use a steady beam of water to rinse out debris and harmful acids between teeth.
When flossing between your teeth, it is important to make sure no teeth are left behind. This means flossing between each and every tooth on all sides of each tooth. Also, don’t forget the back row as they tend to be neglected during flossing sessions. To prevent contamination, always make sure you’re using a new strand of thread each day when flossing.
When flossing between teeth, it is important to use gentle movements that will not easily cut or damage your gums. Go slow so you can accurately clean between each and every tooth. Try to use a strand that is roughly 16 to 20“ in length, so you can move up and down the strand as necessary to accurately clean between each and every tooth and avoid contamination.
Seeking a better smile and better oral health without interdental treatments is a difficult task to comprehend for individuals who seek true oral health superstardom. For more interdental treatments or to schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning with Dr. Taylor Goggins and our team at our dentist office in Broomfield, Colorado, please contact Denver Restorative Dentistry at 303-586-1019.