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Did you know, brushing without flossing, is like clearing the dishes from the table without wiping down the table? If you think about it, flossing is the key factor to keeping your teeth clean. For example, brushing your teeth is great for cleaning the sides and of your teeth. Flossing scrubs each tooth and along the gumline, removing food particles and plaque between each tooth as you go. That is why flossing is essential to great oral health.

To help you find a floss that’s right for you, our team at H. Michael Long, DDS in Tullahoma, Tennessee, is here to give you different kinds of floss. These kids include:

-Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss is a traditional kind of floss. They are great to use if you have a little space between your teeth.
-Waxed floss: Waxed floss is popular when your teeth are closer together. The wax helps the floss slide between the teeth and along the gumline easier.
-Water flosser: A water flosser has become extremely popular. This flosser forces water between your teeth and along your gum line, similar to a pressure washer. This is also a popular option.
-Dental picks: Dental picks are convenient for many because you don’t have to wind the floss around your fingers. They are easy to use and can go gently between your teeth to remove plaque and food particles.

With so many options to choose from, flossing has never been easier. If you still have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 931-455-2595. Our friendly staff is happy to take your call.