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How would you rank your oral health care? Would you say that you’re brushing and flossing techniques and procedures are the best they can be? Are you using the proper tools to floss between your teeth? Several different treatments can be used to help to clean between teeth. These are known as interdental cleaners. Whether you want to use a threaded floss or want to go for a new product such as a water flosser, it is important to speak with your dentist about your oral health care needs.

Dental floss has been relied upon for many decades to help clean between teeth. This is because it has been proven to be effective for the tasks at hand. Not only can dental floss clean between teeth, but it can also do so without causing dental abrasion or tooth enamel damage. Always remember when using dental floss to never use the same strand more than once and never use the same section of a strand more than once as well. It is important to remember this to avoid the potential for contamination.

If you have an oral health care restoration in place that impedes the progress of a dental floss, you may need a different interdental cleaner. One highly effective alternative is a water flosser. Rather than using dental floss, water flossers focus a steady beam of water on teeth to clean between them. Because they use water instead of thread, they’re often much easier to operate and recommended for individuals who may have muscle deficiencies or any other similar limitations.

If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with interdental cleaners, schedule an appointment with Healthy Smiles Dental Care® of Manchester at our dentist office in Manchester, Michigan by calling 734-428-8000. Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Kakarla and the rest of our team look forward to helping you.