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By improving your flossing technique, you can improve your dental health. Like brushing your teeth, flossing is an essential part of caring for your smile and should be done on a daily basis. Flossing offers benefits that other dental treatments do not, which is why Dr. Sapan Parikh and our team encourage you to floss regularly.

Flossing thoroughly removes particles from between teeth and around the gum line that a toothbrush can’t reach. However, proper flossing only provides all the benefits if performed properly. If you are out of practice with flossing or use a technique that you know is inefficient, our dentist and team would be happy to give you a few pointers.


First, cut the threat to be about 18 inches so that it is long enough to clean between each tooth without reusing a section, then wrap the ends around your middle fingers and slide the floss up and down between each tooth, reaching the back teeth and under the gum line.

Choose a dental floss that is strong and safe to achieve the best possible cleaning, such as shred-resistant floss that bears the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance. Dr. Sapan Parikh would be happy to provide you with some recommendations. You can also select a water flosser or other interdental cleaning tool if dental floss is a hassle for you.

Contact Platinum Dental Group with at 732-828-0606 today for more information about effective flossing in Somerset, New Jersey.