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Did you know that flossing your teeth, along with brushing them, is one of the most effective treatments you can provide on a day-to-day basis for your oral health? Food particles can often get trapped between teeth in areas that brushing alone cannot reach, but with the help of dental floss, you can ensure a more thorough cleaning of your mouth. Here are some hidden tips to tackle flossing for a shining smile:

— To floss effectively, move your floss gently between each tooth in an up-and-down motion without pressing too hard on the gum line.

— The amount of thread you need per use is between 16 and 20 inches in length. Wrap each end around a finger and move up and down the floss as necessary, always using a different piece of the floss for each tooth.

— Always floss in between every single tooth and behind the back teeth.

— Try to add flossing to your daily oral health care habits by flossing at least once per day.

— Always use dental floss or a dental tool that is ADA-approved or endorsed by your dentist at Roman Dental Arts.

If you are having a difficult time finding or using the right floss and flossing tactics, or if you are ready for a thorough cleaning to ensure your teeth are protected from gum disease and tooth decay, please give our team a call. You can schedule a visit with Dr. Donald Roman in Hackensack, New Jersey by calling 201-843-0440 and speaking with a member of our team. We look forward to making your smile as fantastic as it can be!