Brushing your teeth twice each day is just one part of an effective daily oral hygiene routine. The American Dental Association also recommends that you floss at least once each day to remove residual food particles and plaque from between your teeth and the gum line.
One of the reasons why people skip-out on the flossing portion of their daily oral hygiene routine is associated with the complaint that the floss doesn’t fit easily between teeth. Some individuals do have an issue working unwaxed floss into tight fitting teeth or around certain pieces of dental work.
Rather than force the strand into place, and risk harm to your gums, we recommend using waxed dental floss. The special coating of dental grade wax on the strand helps it slip into tight places thus encouraging regular flossing.
Flavored dental floss doesn’t improve the strand’s ability to clean between your teeth. However, finding a variety that you like might help keep you encouraged to floss at least once each day.
Your routine dental checkup with Dr. Bertoglio will also include a dental cleaning to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth. This will also help monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.
If you have oral hygiene concerns or questions about how to effectively maintain your healthy mouth, you can always call 847-893-9099 to schedule a consultation appointment at The Toothery.