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The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as flossing all your teeth once each day. Consistent and effective execution of this daily oral hygiene routine will help to remove bacterial deposits and food particles before they can affect the health of your teeth or gums.

The flossing component is especially important for preventing hardened tartar formation before it can promote gum disease.

Some people with tightly spaced teeth might find it difficult to insert the strand of floss. Trying to force the strand of dental floss between your teeth, or snapping it into place is inadvisable. This could potentially cause significant harm to your periodontal tissues.  

In a situation like this, you might want to consider using waxed dental floss. The special coating of dental grade wax on the strand allows it slip into tight places with ease. This can help reduce your chances of suffering periodontal trauma, while also keeping you encouraged to floss each day.

Flavored dental floss doesn’t improve the strand’s ability to clean between your teeth. The pleasant flavor simply encourages people to floss consistently.

Your regularly scheduled dental checkups at Bowcutt Dental are also very important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This 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 Cedar Park, Texas, area and you need further flossing advice, you should call 512-792-2707 to speak to Dr. Kevin Bowcutt or a member of his staff.