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Did you know that your dental floss can play an enormous role in the health of your teeth? Enhance your dental floss to enhance your oral health care. By ensuring your dental floss or interdental cleaning tools are safe and effective, your risk of tooth decay and gum disease can be drastically lowered.

When choosing a dental floss, look for one that features the ADA Seal of Acceptance and is a single filament thread. Single filament thread is shred resistant, which helps ensure your floss will be able to do the job you require quickly and effectively. If you are using an interdental cleaner such as a water flosser, seek out products that are proven safe and effective with the ADA Seal.

When flossing, try to aim for an effective session that will last between 2-3 minutes, making sure to floss between each tooth and behind the ones in the back. Begin by wrapping a piece of dental floss around each finger. The length of thread should be roughly 18 inches to ensure that a new section of thread can be used between each tooth. This ensures that bacterial contamination will not be spread around your mouth. When you are done flossing, throw the piece of floss away and use a new strand for each subsequent session.

Always make time in your life to visit your dentist at Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC for a bi-annual professional cleaning, and if necessary, to book an appointment with Dr. Christopher M. Spelman for a detailed exam of your oral health. You can reach our dentist office in Hopewell, New Jersey, by calling us at 609-466-1332. Come see us, and let us show you the benefits of a better smile today!