Flossing Properly Can Preserve Your Smile

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Establishing a habit of flossing can be tricky at first, especially if you haven’t flossed regularly in a while or at all, but developing an effective technique is easier with the right knowledge. If you are learning how to floss for the first time or would like recommendations on technique, we invite you to review the information below.

We answer the following questions to help you achieve successful daily flossing:

How often should I be flossing my teeth?
We encourage you to floss your teeth at least once per day for a proper clean.

What are some tips for proper flossing?
Make sure your dental floss string is about 18 inches long so that you can use your middle fingers and thumbs to grip the floss and then clean each tooth with a fresh section of string, cleaning the back teeth as well.

Are there different types of floss I can choose?
You can choose multifilament and single filament waxed or unwaxed dental floss, both advised by dental professionals as being safe for use. Our dentist can also recommend alternative flossing products if you prefer not to use floss string.

Is flossing important to my oral health?
Flossing is one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay and gum disease because it can remove plaque and bacteria particles from areas of your smile that your toothbrush can access.

We are here to help you improve your oral health for teeth that last a lifetime. Contact Best Care Dental at 719-627-5916 today for an appointment with Dr. Vahid Bashi if you would like to learn more about flossing in Colorado Springs, Colorado.