You probably know that there are a number of things you can do to protect your teeth. Similarly, you know that brushing and flossing are vital to your oral health. However, do you know how to determine the type of floss that’s best for your teeth?
If you have large gaps in your teeth, you should consider dental tape or super floss. Conversely, if there isn’t much space between your teeth, waxed floss may be the option you need. If you struggle with traditional string floss, you could consider disposable floss picks. Patients who have braces could also find spongy floss a good option.
Of course, once you have the right type of floss for your teeth, you should remember to floss at least once every day. We recommend using about a foot and a half of floss every time to make sure you get all of your teeth with clean pieces of floss. You should also curve your floss into a c-shape and glide it up and down each side of your tooth. Finally, if you floss first, please remember to brush well afterwards. If you brush your teeth first, please rinse your mouth after you floss.
If you’d like to learn more about the different types of floss you should consider using, please don’t hesitate to give our team at Double Take Dental a call at 801-225-1002. We’ll be happy to discuss different types of floss with you and examine your mouth for signs of trouble. Afterwards, we’ll offer you personalized advice. Dr. Andrew Atwood and our team look forward to hearing from you soon!