Posted .

Flossing around your teeth before or after brushing them is one of the most important treatments you can give your smile, and it should be a regular part of your daily oral care routine. When food particles become trapped in between your teeth, where a toothbrush can’t reach, dental floss is needed to keep your smile clean.

Our dentist and team at [pratice_name] are eager to help you develop proper flossing habits and a healthier smile with these tips:

-Instead of just sliding the floss between teeth, use up-and-down motions without pressing down too hard on your gums.
-Make your floss string about 18 inches in length before winding the ends around your fingers for a better grip. When you floss, avoid spreading debris by using a fresh section of floss for each tooth.
-Floss around each tooth, including behind the back teeth, and under the gum line.
-Floss at least once a day, every day, to make it a natural part of your dental care routine.
-Select a dental floss or flossing device that is ADA-approved or endorsed Dr. Sandy Pape.

For information about choosing the right floss developing proper flossing habits, you are welcome to give Isle Smile a call at 305-293-1660 and schedule an appointment with our dentist at our office in Key West, Florida. We would love to help you achieve a healthier smile!