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How important is dental floss? Brushing your teeth is a spectacular habit to combat tooth decay and gum disease, but unfortunately, it is not enough. Brushing cannot adequately remove food debris and plaque buildup between teeth, which instead must be finished with an interdental tool such as dental floss.

Listed below are a few exceptional facts and techniques concerning dental floss:

– If possible, try to use a dental floss or interdental cleaner that has been given the ADA Seal of Acceptance, or make sure it has been permitted by your dentist for regular use.

– Typically, a standard length of thread that should be used should be at least 18 inches long, so it will have enough space to clean all areas between your teeth, with a new section for each tooth.

– To avoid recontamination, never use the same section of a strand between more than one tooth.

– If possible, you should always try to use a shred-resistant floss such as single-filament thread.

– Always floss at least two minutes per gathering, making sure you floss between every single tooth and behind your teeth in the furthest row back.

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