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Your oral health cleaning habits are extremely important for keeping your smile safe. Fundamentally, your oral hygiene routines are the backbone of effective oral health. In order to ensure your smile can continue to shine and ensure your teeth and gums are well cared for, they will need to be kept free of harmful acids and other debris that can build up in your smile. To help accomplish this task, you will need to brush and floss your teeth every day.

There are so many secret tips and techniques you can use to compliment your oral hygiene routine on a daily basis that it’s almost endless. Mastering brushing and flossing can take years, and even when you think you have it down pat, new techniques can be used to improve it even further. However, it is important to make sure you’re using safe and effective tools whenever possible. If you’re struggling with traditional threaded dental floss, consider switching to an alternative interdental tool such as a water flosser.

What you have selected your dental flossing tool, always make sure you are taking the necessary time to floss between each and every tooth. It typically takes between 2 to 3 minutes and should be done gently and slowly to avoid dental abrasion and bleeding gums. If your gums routinely bleed while flossing, you may be suffering from an underlying oral health ailment such as gum disease. However, to keep your smile safe, make sure you never use the same section of a flossing thread more than once.

Are you still seeking more information concerning interdental treatments? If you would like more information about interdental treatments or would like to schedule an appointment with Healy Dental Care, you can call us at 801-394-0808. Dr. James R. Healy and our entire team here at our dentist office in Ogden, Utah, look forward to seeing you.