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New Years Resolutions can be hard and generally grueling– but they don’t have to be! We have a simple idea for a personal improvement that you can succeed at: floss! Every day.

You can do it. We believe in you. To help you get started this year, here are some refreshers of flossing technique.

First, floss every day for 2-3 minutes each session. This should of course be accompanied by brushing twice a day for 2 minutes each session. You can floss before or after you brush; it doesn’t much matter, as long as both get done. Use a gentle, back-and forth sawing motion to clean out food particles and debris from inside your teeth.

Use a single filament thread when possible, and only use floss that has been specifically made for cleaning between teeth. If you have a hard time using traditional floss, talk with your dentist about alternative interdental cleaners. Some of your options may include pre-strung fossers, a specially made dental pick, or even a water flosser.

For more information on flossing technique and how your dentist can help, call Plaza Dental Care in Vallejo, California, at 707-642-1360. Dr. Khashayar Khomejany and our team are happy to talk to you!