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Because flossing is an essential task to improve your oral health care, it is a good idea to always reassess your flossing techniques, and determine if there are any adjustments that can be made to improve your approach. Not only should you look for ways to improve your flossing techniques, but it is always a good idea to look for new products that can clean between your teeth easier or more efficiently.

The American Dental Association awards products with a seal known as the ADA Seal of Acceptance. This is given to products that reach the highest standards of safety and effectiveness and ensure you that the product will function as intended. Always look for flossing products that feature the ADA seal. For additional product recommendations or suggestions, speak with your dentist.

Flossing slowly is okay because it is not a race. The more time you take on effectively flossing and reaching all areas and sides of a tooth, the better your oral health care will be. Always make sure to floss between each and every tooth including the back row and never use the same strand of thread for more than one flossing session.

Thus, floss slowly and gently so you do not cause your gums to bleed. Ideally, you should use strands long enough, so you can floss between each and every tooth without using the same section of the strand more than once. This will help prevent recontamination from happening. Typically, you will need a strand that is roughly 16 to 20“ in length.

Is there anything you wish to know about interdental treatments? There has never been a better time to receive interdental treatments in Diamond Bar, California. You are welcome to schedule an appointment at Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling us at 909-860-0321. Dr. Howard Glassman looks forward to taking your smile and your oral health care to the next level with interdental treatments.