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Flossing is definitely not something that everyone enjoys, but you’ve probably heard that it’s important if you want a beautiful, healthy smile. Sadly, flossing is often overlooked or even thought of as unimportant. However, you know floss is important because you can clean your teeth more thoroughly and prevent tooth decay. Fortunately, there are a few options that you can use to help remove the food in between your teeth.

For example, you may consider using a toothpick to food from between your teeth after eating. However, if you decide to use a toothpick, please be careful. If you aren’t careful with a toothpick, you could damage your gums or teeth. Furthermore, you could accidentally break your toothpick between your teeth, making it difficult to remove.

A water pick is another option you may consider, especially if you have very sensitive teeth. Fortunately, a water pick is typically gentler than floss but typically won’t cause your gums to bleed. If you have gum disease, you may want to use a water pick instead. While a water pick and a toothpick may be useful for removing food between your teeth, please don’t forget the benefits dental floss can offer.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of any of these tools, please don’t hesitate to give James C. Ma a call at 661-324-9709. Dr. James C. Ma and our team will gladly answer any questions you may have. We are excited to hear from you soon.