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Guarding your smile takes time, patience, and effective oral health routines that include the use of dental floss. Although dental floss is often seen as a tedious task in your oral health care routine, it remains nonetheless a crucial part of your quest for the perfect smile.

When flossing, start with a brand or product that is shred resistant and won’t tear easily during use. If a floss begins to fray, it may not be able to work as well as it is intended. For product suggestions, always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on a product or speak with your dentist.

After selecting the right floss, try to use a strand that is roughly 18 inches in length. This ensures every tooth can be cleaned with a different piece of the thread. To avoid contamination, never use the same portion of the thread more than once. To accomplish this, wrap the floss around one finger on each hand so that you can simply move up and down the strand as required. Discard the floss strand after you are done, and use a new piece each session.

Our team at Oshins Of Smiles focuses on a variety of interdental health care treatments to suit all your needs. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Steven Oshins, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Schenectady, New York. We can be reached at 518-356-5635. We can get you on the path to smiles for miles!