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Your best floss is the one that works best for you. Numerous tools can be used and implemented for your oral health care and hygiene routine to give you a safer and more secure smile. However, not all products work as good for each individual, so it is important to assess your oral health care needs, test each product and determine which one will work best for you. Two highly effective choices to consider are water flossers and dental floss through the use of thread.

If you do decide to use a threaded dental floss, do not neglect it or let it fall into disrepair. Try to form a ‘c’ shape when moving it between teeth so it will gently rub and release any debris that may be stuck. To avoid spreading plaque and bacteria around your mouth, never use the same section of any dental floss thread more than once. In addition, you may want to look for dental floss products that are shred-resistant, such as single filament threads.

If you are getting up there in years, and find yourself struggling more and more with traditional flossing routines, try switching to a water flosser. Water flossers are interdental tools that tend to help individuals clean between teeth more easily. This is because they do not use any thread, but instead, use water to clean out debris in your mouth. Water flossers are also beneficial for individuals who have restorations such as dental crowns or bridges, as it may be difficult to floss between these prosthetics. Instead, water flossers can keep the areas between your teeth clean.

Optimum oral health care success comes courtesy of interdental cleaners. You are welcome to call our office at our dentist office in Jupiter, Florida, at 561-741-8008. Dr. Gloria Barredo and our entire team look forward to having you as our guest soon.