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The American Dental Association notes that a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen is necessary for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. This involves brushing your teeth twice each day as well as remembering to thoroughly floss once per day to remove bacterial matter from your mouth.

If you are having trouble cleaning a hard to reach area of your mouth, there special oral hygiene tools that might want to try. You can often find them in the oral hygiene aisle near toothbrushes and dental floss.

Interdental brushes are often sold in small packs. They have small angled brush heads with a gentle taper. This can help you to effectively remove food particles from the contours of your teeth. An interdental brush can also help you clean behind your rear molars and the contours of existing dental work.

If you have tightly spaced teeth you might want to try using a floss threader loaded with waxed dental floss. This can help you to safely insert the strand without risk of snapping the dental floss into your gums.

A dental water flosser that has been approved by the American Dental Association might also be helpful for clearing away food deposits and plaque before your brush and floss.

If you live in the Holley, New York, area and you have an oral health or hygiene concern, you should call 585-638-5435 to schedule a dental checkup with Thompson Dental Care’s dentist, Dr. Steven Thompson.