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Save your smile by flossing every day. Flossing is vital to your oral health care because it can clean areas between your teeth and gums that brushing alone cannot reach. Dental floss can help minimize your risk for tooth decay and gum disease, as well as ensure that your mouth remains clean and clear of food particles that could potentially lead to halitosis, also known as bad breath.

When choosing a brand of dental floss, look for products that are shred resistant. This is typically most often seen with thread that is a single filament thread. If you are getting older, and traditional flossing is becoming harder to do, you may want to consider switching to an interdental tool such as a water flosser. Always look for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which ensures the products are considered safe and effective.

A single session of flossing should last between 2-3 minutes, with every tooth crevice being cleaned, including the ones in the back. Use a thread that is around 18 inches in length to ensure you can use a new section of the piece between every single tooth. This helps lower the chance of spreading any form of bacteria or causing contamination to occur.

If you would like to schedule your professional cleaning at BR Dental Care or would like a comprehensive oral exam from Dr. Carlos M. Suadi and our team at our dentist office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, please give us a call at 225-753-5885. Let us help you get a whiter, brighter smile today!