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To protect your smile from numerous oral health risks that can arise on a day-to-day basis, it is important to always visit your dentist for routine checkups and examinations and have a healthy diet that includes safe and nutritious meals, as well as clean your mouth out every day. Your oral hygiene often depends on how effective your oral health care cleaning routines that take place on a daily basis are. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth.

It is important to make sure you’re taking your time when flossing between your teeth. There are numerous flossers to choose from so it may be a good idea to talk to your dentist about product recommendations and suggestions. As an alternative, the American Dental Association awards products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance to products that have proven to be safe and effective for use. It is also important to determine which type of dental floss you will need whether it be a thread or a water flosser. Once you have selected your interdental cleaning utensil, make sure you’re using it every day for at least 2 minutes a day, cleaning between every single tooth and behind the teeth in the back row.

If you decide to use a threaded floss, be sure that is shred-resistant so will not tear or fray upon use. In addition, it should be roughly 18“ in length, so you can clean between teeth without having to use the same section of thread more than once. This is helpful to prevent contamination from occurring. Once you have your strand, wrap each end of it around a finger on each hand and gently and slowly move between each tooth.

When the times comes to receive a boost to your oral health with interdental treatments, we can help. It’s never too late for interdental treatments from Bayview Dental Care. Enhancing your smile is as easy as picking up your phone and dialing 718-273-8686 to schedule interdental treatments with Dr. Marcia Greene and our team at our dentist office in Staten Island, New York.