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Optimum flossing techniques should be at the forefront of your oral health care routine. The more you can do to improve your cleaning habits, specifically your brushing and flossing routines, the greater the chance that your teeth will flourish this summer and many more summers to come.

The first step you need to remember is to always make sure you are flossing every single day. It is imperative that you do not skip this step of your oral health care routine. Also make sure to use the right type of dental floss, specifically one that is shred resistant. If your muscles are weak or if you are getting older, consider switching to an alternative interdental cleaning tool such as a water flosser.

If you are using a traditional dental floss, try to use a strand that is around 16 to 20 inches long. To avoid contamination, use a different section of the strand between each tooth. Clean between each tooth and behind the teeth in the back row. After using the dental strand, throw it away and use a new one for each new flossing session.

No matter the needs you require from your teeth, our team at W Dental Group can help. Dr. Thomas Watkins and our team can give you a comprehensive oral examination to determine which treatments are best for you and your oral health care needs. To schedule a visit to our dentist office in San Antonio, Texas, call us at 210-526-0925. We look forward to making your smile shine soon!


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