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Floss Those Cavities Away

A Simple Guide to Flossing

Brushing your teeth twice a day and rinsing with mouthwash are not the only actions you can take to protect your teeth from decay and cavities in Corpus Christie, TX. Flossing is just as important as brushing. People who do not floss their teeth regularly are more likely to develop cavities and other dental issues. To reduce the chances of developing gum disease and cavities, here are some important facts about dental floss.

Flossing 101

Flossing does not have to be uncomfortable. Initially, when you are first starting out, you may find the practice to be a bit awkward. As you adjust to using dental floss, you will start to notice that flossing does not take much time to do and that your teeth feel much smoother and cleaner.

Since flossing allows you to better remove bacteria, food and other contaminants from your gum line and from in-between your teeth, you should not overlook its importance. Take some time to try out other types of dental floss and flossing apparatuses. It is best for you to use floss that is suitable for your comfort level.

Other types of flossing materials include:

  • Flossing picks- these disposal picks make flossing easy when you’re on the go, or dislike the feeling of floss wrapped around your fingers
  • Unwaxed- traditional floss
  • Waxed- traditional floss that’s a bit easier to glide between teeth
  • Ultra floss- this is a thicker type of floss that is best for those with varied spaces between their teeth
  • Dental tape- made from plastic, this type of floss offers a bit more stretch for those with sensitive gums or wide spaces between the teeth
  • Water pick- these picks use a gentle water spray to help remove plaque and bacteria

Some people may avoid flossing because they have trouble fitting their hands into their mouths to do so. Others may have dexterity challenges that can make the act of flossing uncomfortable. No matter what challenges you may encounter, there are flossing devices available that can make it fun and easy for you.

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Protect your oral health and smile by flossing every day! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tilman Richards, give our dental practice a call today.

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