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In order to clean between your teeth, you are going to need a study and reliable interdental cleaner. When determining which interdental cleaner you need to use to keep your smile safe, it is important to take into consideration your personal preferences, your oral health care needs, and your physical situation. For additional help, speak with our dentists about product recommendations and suggestions. If you are interested in a traditional interdental cleaner, shred-resistant dental floss has been proven to be effective. If you wish to forgo threaded floss, water flossers can be extremely beneficial.

Dental floss has been around for a very long time has been proven effective. This is because it can easily reach the spaces between teeth and remove debris and plaque buildup without damaging your tooth enamel. When flossing, it is important to make sure you wrap each end of each strand around a finger on each hand for moving easily up and down the thread as needed. Thus, it is important to make sure you are not re-contaminating your teeth by moving plaque between one area to the next. Always make sure to throw out the dental floss when you’re finished and use a new strand for each subsequent typing.

If you wish to forgo the use of dental floss, water flossers can help by spraying a beam of water on your teeth. By focusing the water stream, you can easily clean between teeth just as effectively as floss would. Furthermore, using water flossers can lower your risks associated with plaque buildup. Water flossers are also easy to operate and beneficial for individuals that have muscle or joint pain. Furthermore, if you have oral health care procedures and restorations in place that impede the use of dental floss, water flossers can be used as an alternative.

Reverse poor oral hygiene with interdental cleaners. If you would like Dr. Long, Dr. Thurman and our team to bring you in for an oral exam, schedule an appointment at our dental office in Tullahoma, Tennessee, by calling us at 931-455-2595.