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Are you aware of the proper techniques involved in flossing effectively? Do you make sure to always brush between every single tooth and behind the teeth in the back of your mouth? Are you using a product that can effectively clean between your teeth without tearing or leaving behind debris? As with all oral health care treatments, practicing and perfecting your techniques and methods can make the procedures much more effective.

When flossing your teeth, always aim for around 2 to 3 minutes per session. Every time you floss, use a strand of thread that is roughly 18 inches long and can be easily wrapped around her finger on each hand. Keep the grip loose so you can move up and down the strand as necessary, as you should never use the same section of a strand more than once.

Ideally, you should use a product that is shred-resistant. As an alternative to traditional threaded floss, consider an interdental cleaner such as a water flosser. Water flossers use a beam of water rather than a thread to clean between teeth.

Are you in need of a dentist in Midlothian, Virginia? If so, our team at Midlothian Dental Arts can help. Dr. Jeryl Abbott and our team can give you a complete oral examination to determine which oral health care treatments are best for you and your oral health care needs. To book a visit to our dentist office, call us at 804-379-9177 to schedule an appointment.