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Cleaning between your teeth is essential to reach areas that brushing alone cannot touch. Because these areas are often known to house bacteria and plaque buildup, it is important to always use safe and effective tools that can actually clean out the areas. This can include a threaded dental flosser or another similar interdental tool. Two highly effective options that have been proven to be beneficial include dental floss and water flossers. Depending upon your oral health care needs and wishes, you can speak with our dentists about which one will be best for you.

If you decide to use a threaded floss, make sure it is shred-resistant. This ensures that you will be able to fully use it between each and every tooth without the fear that it will tear apart. Single filament thread is extremely beneficial for this task. In addition, always floss between each and every tooth as no areas should be missed. To avoid recontamination, always use a strand that is long enough to clean between each tooth without using the same section of the strand more than once.

If you choose to forgo the use of thread, a water flosser is a good choice. In many instances, you may have previous dental work in place that prohibits dental floss from cleaning between each tooth. In situations such as these, water flossers can prove to be highly effective.

Furthermore, water flossers are known to be easier to operate and are highly effective for individuals who are at an advanced age or are suffering from any kind of muscle weaknesses or joint pains that make flossing difficult. Water flossers focus their efforts on using a gush of water to directly wash away debris and plaque buildup between teeth.

The best smiles are made possible with interdental cleaners. To upgrade your smile with interdental cleaners, you are welcome to schedule a visit with our dentists in Mentor, Ohio. If you would like to meet with Dr. Albrecht, Dr. Richards, Dr.Albrecht and our team at Albrecht Family Dentistry, contact our office at 440.358.0495.