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Protect your smile by flossing every day. Flossing is essential for your oral health care because it can clean areas between your teeth and gums that brushing alone cannot reach. Dental floss can help lower your risk for tooth decay and gum disease, as well as ensure that your mouth remains clean and clear of food particles that could eventually lead to halitosis, also known as bad breath.

Are you informed about dental floss? For more information about dental flossing, consider the following:

-Hold the floss delicately so that you can easily move up and down the thread for use between each tooth. Typically, a strand should be about 18 inches long.
-Use a dental floss that has been approved by your dentist.
-Avoid using the same strand more than once, and never use the same part of a strand between more than one tooth.
-A standard flossing session should last at least two minutes, with delicate care given to each tooth, including flossing behind your back row.
-Try to use floss that is shred resistant, or will not tear during use.

For additional help with your pearly whites, Dr. Haefner and our team are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Mount Pleasant, SC, please contact us at 843-884-1215 to speak with a member of our team. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!