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Flossing is vital for your oral health, which is why it’s recommended to floss at least once a day. However, sometimes it’s frustrating to clean your smile with the thin dental floss that people typically use. If this is the case for you, our dentist, Dr. Bartholemew Schultz, is happy to say that flossing doesn’t have to be that difficult. In fact, there are other oral hygiene tools you can use to properly clean your smile each day.

The first is a dental pick. A dental pick is a small tool that is similar to a toothpick. However, instead of having two pointy sides, one side is “u” shaped. This side also has a string of floss connecting one top of the “u” to the other top. All you need to do is use the handle to send the floss between the teeth then clean the chompers and gumline.

The second is an electric flosser. An electric flosser can help you in a myriad of ways, especially if you have spacing issues in your mouth. It can also deeply clean your smile and care for your gums. There are many flossers available, like vibrating, power, and air flossers. To find out which flosser is right for you and your smile, please ask your dentist.

The third is an oral irrigator. An oral irrigator is a handy wand that sprays water from its tip. It also has different pressure levels that can be customized to your desire. All you need to do is place the tip of the wand between two teeth and turn the unit on. The water will wash any substance away. It’s best to keep your lips closed around the wand so the water doesn’t spray everywhere and make a mess.

For more information on your other flossing options in Savage, Minnesota, please call Smiles of Distinction at 952-894-2545 at your earliest convenience. When you reach out to our dental team, we will be here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions!