Dental floss, you know what it is, but do you use it?
Flossing is the most effective way to remove bacteria plaque and food from in between your teeth. Technique is as important as frequency. Here’s what we know.
-Floss your teeth as least once every 24 hours.
-Do not see-saw back and forth against the gums.
-Pull the floss tight against the tooth.
-Gently slide the floss up and down the length of the tooth.
The patients at Frankel Dentistry have shared a few valuable hints regarding their use of dental floss.
-Find a floss you like. Some of our favorites are Cocofloss, Dr. Tung’s, Glide and Expanding or stretchy floss.
-Use a mirror. Several patients prefer magnified cosmetic mirrors.
-Make it a habit.
-Enjoy a healthier smile.