While some have questioned the need for interdental cleaning (such as flossing), here at Dental Creations we know that flossing is an integral part of healthy oral hygiene. You can up your flossing game by remembering these techniques:
When choosing a dental floss, look for a product that features the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. This ensures the product has been fully tested and meets rigorous standards for top-quality safety and effectiveness. If you are having trouble flossing, talk to your dentist about other options. There are approved products for sensitive teeth, fun flavors, and even alternative techniques such as water-flossing.
A single thread for a flossing session should be about 18 inches long. This will help to avoid spreading any debris between teeth, as you can use a new section of thread for each tooth. Try to floss for roughly 2 to 3 minutes per session. Work gently between teeth and use steady motions, working around every tooth (don’t forget the back row!). Be gentle–remember, your goal is to remove debris, not grind your teeth away.
No matter the needs you require from your teeth, our team at Dental Creations can help. Dr. Chadwick Webster and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination and help you decide how you can improve your oral health routines at home! To schedule a visit to our dentist office in Tulsa, Oklahoma, call us at 918-307-0307. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of clean teeth today!