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When establishing a flossing plan to enhance your oral health care, always make sure that you are using effective materials and using them effectively. If you are simply going at a fast pace and not really paying attention to what you’re doing, your floss may be missing key areas between teeth. Thus, it is important to take your time and go slowly to ensure all areas are reached.

If you would like to use traditional threaded floss, always make sure that you floss at least two minutes per day. This is not much time but can provide a world of change for your oral health. Due to the importance of interdental cleaning, always make sure you do it every day with products that are safe for use. In addition, use threaded floss that is shred resistant. Replace each strand after you are done. This ensures you never use the same strand more than once. Furthermore, you should never use the same section of a strand more than once either. To prevent recombination between teeth, use a thread that is roughly 18” in length and move up and down the thread as needed.

Smile enhancements to improve your oral health care may be required. For an oral checkup or comprehensive examination by Howe Dental at our dentist office in Roy, Utah, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Chad Howe and our team by calling our office at 801-752-0052.