Flossing FAQs for Clean Teeth

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Getting into the habit of flossing first the first time or after quitting for a period of time can be made much easier when you have the right knowledge and tactics. We invite you to review the following FAQs on flossing technique to help you achieve better oral health:

Should I floss every day?
We recommend flossing your teeth thoroughly at least once a day in order to keep your teeth clean.

Is there are proper method for flossing?
The general rule of thumb is to use a piece of dental floss string that is 18 inches long and wrap it around the middle fingers to use a fresh section of string for each tooth. Remember to clean behind the back teeth.

What are the floss types I can use?
The main floss options recommended by dental professionals are waxed or unwaxed multifilament and single filament string. If you are interested in using an alternative flossing product to replace floss string, we invite you to speak with our dentist.

Does my oral health depend on flossing?
Your risk of tooth decay and gum disease can be greatly reduced by flossing because it cleans your smile where your toothbrush can’t to remove bacteria particles.

Your smile can last a lifetime with proper care, and we encourage you to contact Northwest Dental Associates at 541-779-3993 today if you need to speak with Drs. Bryan and Davis about flossing in Medford, Oregon.