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The American Dental Association advocates a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen that involves brushing your teeth twice and flossing at least once each day. This is designed to help clean away plaque and food particles before they have a chance to affect the health of your teeth and gums.

Some people have tightly spaced teeth that can make flossing a challenge. Rather than force the strand into place, and risk harm to your gums the dentists at Plaza Dental PA might recommend using waxed dental floss. The special coating of dental grade wax on the strand helps it slip into tight places thus encouraging regular flossing.

It’s also important to note that flavored dental floss doesn’t improve the strand’s ability to clean between your teeth. Yet finding a variety that you like might help keep you encouraged to floss at least once each day.

Your routine dental exam and cleaning with Dr. Bergstein are very important. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth. This will also help monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.

If you live in the Lakeville, Minnesota, area and you need further flossing advice, you should call 952-236-1888 to speak to a member of Dr. Bergstein’s staff.