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Our dentist and team at Pro Edge Dental actively support you and your family in preventing gum disease by helping you to maintain healthy oral hygiene habits. We encourage you to take care of your teeth and gums with practices such as flossing. It’s important to know how to floss properly to reduce your risk of gum disease.

It can be tricky to completely remove food particles from the teeth, as residue tends to accumulate in hard-to-reach areas such as pockets between the teeth and gums. Daily habits of brushing and flossing slowly and carefully are more effective in removing plaque buildup than trying to be speedy in your efforts. If you are struggling to improve your flossing to achieve a better smile, we encourage you to adopt the following dental floss techniques:

– Don’t try to floss with random materials; only introduce your smile to dental floss or interdental cleaners that your dentist recommends.

– Look for products that have the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.

– Floss gently and carefully to prevent damage to your gums and teeth.

– Floss with a length of string between 16-20 inches so that you can use a different section of floss for each tooth. Extract the string carefully from each tooth.

– Don’t skip any of your teeth when flossing, including the area behind your back teeth.

– Maintain daily flossing habits.

– Avoid products that tear or fray easily.

– Visit the dentist regularly for scheduled professional cleanings.

To schedule an appointment with your dentist to learn more about reducing gum disease risk with flossing in Layton, Utah, contact Pro Edge Dental at 801-546-5331 today. Drs. Kip Jones, Chad Wagstaff and Doug White are pleased to help you with all of your oral care needs!