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Flossing is very important. In fact, it helps you have a strong and healthy smile and it even helps you avoid major dental issues, like cavities and periodontal disease. It’s best to have a top-notch flossing routine so you can properly clean and care for your teeth and gums. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. Mark Andrews, is happy to share some flossing hacks. Those flossing hacks are:

-Use a gentle sawing motion: Using this technique can help you avoiding forcing the floss between the teeth. When you force the floss, it can jam into the gums and harm them. So, try to use this technique often.

-Use flossing tools that are easy to maneuver: When you use easy flossing tools, it can help you properly and effectively clean the gums. When you use hard-to-use flossing tools, it can increase your chances of being rough around the gums, which can harm them. So, use products like waxed floss, flossing picks and other tools to help make flossing easier.

-Floss at least once a day: It’s vital to floss daily. If you don’t, plaque can build up and promote periodontal disease and tooth decay. Flossing daily removes the plaque and keeps your smile healthy and strong.

Call our office today at 425-821-8100 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be more than happy to tell you all about flossing in Kirkland, Washington, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to talking with you!