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As you brush your teeth twice each day and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily, don’t forget to floss! Many people tend to avoid flossing, and they are destroying their smiles more than they realize. Flossing is an extremely important technique, and it should be done at least once a day. However, we do understand that flossing can be a difficult task for some, and if you are one who struggles with flossing, we have a suggestion for you: Try using a water flosser!

Water flossers are great products that are beneficial and effective. They are small, wand-like tools that spray water in steady pulses. All you need to do is put the top of the flosser against the crevice between each tooth. The flosser will spray the water into the gap and will free the food particles and plaque that reside there. This is a great tool that makes flossing easy and it also lessens your chances of harming your gums.

Now remember, it’s very important to floss at least once a day. In addition to flossing, make sure you also brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. This technique will also help you properly clean your smile. When you are done flossing and brushing, rinse your mouth with fluoride mouthwash daily. This will complete the cleaning job and will give you fresh breath. Oral hygiene is important and it is vital if you want a strong and healthy smile. Another task you need to remember to do is visit your dentist every six months. These cleanings and exams will further prevent tooth decay and gum disease and will also allow your dentist to find and fix any dental problems you have.

We invite you to call Holly B. Sletten, DMD, FAGD today at 720-851-1676 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about water flossers and oral hygiene. We are here to help you in any way we can, and Dr. Holly Sletten is excited to meet with you. All you need to do is call our office today and schedule an appointment!