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Do you floss every day but still find that you are not cleaning between your teeth as well as you could? Get the most out of your dental floss by upgrading your techniques, selecting better floss products, and taking the time to perfect your flossing habits.

Dental floss will clean even below the gum line. When flossing, try to use a piece of floss at least 18 inches long, and be sure to slowly and delicately run the floss between each tooth to avoid damaging the gums. Never use the same piece of a thread between teeth, as it will merely spread plaque and food residue. If you wrap each end of the floss around a finger on each hand, it will be much more effective when cleaning your teeth.

Not all dental floss brands are the same. If possible, use a single filament thread that is not prone to tearing or shredding. Make sure the product has been approved by your dentist or has the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which promises it meets the highest quality, safety, and effectiveness standards established by the American Dental Association. You should floss between 2-3 minutes each day.

If you would like to schedule your bi-annual professional cleaning and exam at Cosmo Dental Office from Dr. Haleh Karimian, and our team at our office in Morgan Hill, California, please give us a call at 408-779-9393. Visit us so you can enjoy the season with a smile!