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If you are one who finds flossing to be difficult, then our dentists, Drs. Abernathy and Richey, would like to help you. Usually, when someone finds flossing troublesome, they just skip the task altogether. This is very dangerous for the smile and oral health because flossing cleans the crevices of the smile and helps prevent dental issues. So, to help make flossing easier for you, our dentists have some tips. Those tips are:

-Use waxed floss: Waxed floss is very handy when you have a hard time cleaning the spaces between the teeth. This is because it slides easily between the teeth and along the gumline. It is also more durable than other types of floss, so it doesn’t break as easily.

-Floss later in the day: It’s best to floss when you have the most energy. This is because having the willpower to floss will definitely help. So, instead of flossing in the morning when you are still groggy from your night’s sleep, try flossing at the end of the day before bed.

-Use a flossing product that can help: There are many products that can make flossing more convenient, like flossing picks, water flossers and floss threaders. Feel free to use one!

For more information and details about flossing in Jackson, Mississippi, please contact Lakeland Dental Care at 601-981-8166. Our dental team will be more than happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to your phone call!