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If your oral hygiene habits list is devoid of flossing, make the change immediately to include dental floss as an everyday part of your life. The benefits of flossing come with no added risks and a guarantee of cleaning your teeth far better than you can with just brushing by itself. With time, you can significantly improve your oral hygiene by implementing the following tips in your daily care:

— Always use dental floss or a dental instrument that is ADA-approved or approved by your dentist at Don Harvey Dental.

— The amount of thread you need per sitting is approximately 18 inches in length. Wrap each end around a finger and move up and down the floss as necessary, always using a different section of the floss for each tooth.

— Try to include flossing in your daily oral health care habits by flossing at least once daily.

— Make sure to floss in every gap between every single tooth and behind the back teeth.

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

Are you having a difficult time finding or using the right floss and flossing tactics? Would you like to schedule a thorough cleaning to protect your smile from tooth decay and gum disease? If so, we invite you to schedule a visit with Dr. Don Harvey Dental in Alpharetta, Georgia by calling 770-343-6565 to speak with a friendly member of our team. We look forward to making your smile as spectacular as it can be!