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A consistent daily oral hygiene based on brushing your teeth twice each day, as well as flossing at least once, is absolutely essential for maintaining a healthy mouth. This simple regimen is designed to remove most food particles and plaque before they can develop into hardened tartar or cause an increase in oral plaque acids.

If you have multiple teeth that are tightly spaced, inserting the strand of floss might be difficult at times. Trying to force the strand of dental floss between your teeth, or snapping it into place could potentially cause significant harm to your gums.

If you find yourself frequently dealing with a situation like this, you should consider using waxed dental floss. The special coating of dental grade wax on the strand helps it slip into tight places to help reduce your chances of suffering periodontal trauma, while also keeping you encouraged to floss each day.

It’s also important to note that flavored dental floss doesn’t improve the strand’s ability to clean between your teeth. Yet some people find mint or cinnamon flavored floss to be an added encouragement.

Your regular dental checkups with Dr. Nathan Lester are also very important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth. This will also help monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues.

If you live in the Evanston, Wyoming, area and you need further flossing advice, you should call 307-789-5608 to speak to a member of Wyoming Dental Specialties’s staff.