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If you have questions about flossing, then it could lead to an improper and ineffective flossing routine. This can be very dangerous for the smile because flossing is very important. So, if you have questions, it’s best to find the answers quickly. To help you do so, our dentist, Dr. John Aston, is happy to give you the answers to these commonly asked questions about flossing:

Q: How often should I floss?
A: It’s very important to floss daily. You can floss in the morning when you wake up, in the middle of the day or at night before you go to bed. It does not matter when you floss, just make sure to floss daily.

Q: What tools should I use to floss?
A: It’s best to use a flossing tool that is easy to maneuver around the smile. This can be flossing picks, waxed floss, water flossers, floss threaders and more. Whichever product you prefer!

Q: Can flossing hurt my smile?
A: Flossing can hurt your smile, but only if you’re not careful. In fact, if you are forceful with the floss or if you use rough techniques, you can damage the gums. So, make sure to gently place the floss between the teeth and gently clean the crevice and gums.

Call our office today at 201-444-1048 if you have additional questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about flossing in Ridgewood, New Jersey, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from and helping you!