Choosing the right kind of dental floss

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Looking for an Orthodontist in Kent? You may want to consider a Cosmetic Orthodontic Dentist instead. Everyone knows that daily flossing is important for proper dental care. Flossing helps to remove food particles that are lodged between the teeth, which helps to prevent the build-up of plaque and the development of cavities and decay. There are so many types of dental floss available for sale these days, how can patients know which type to use? There are various types of floss available, but it is more important for people to floss regularly than it is to choose a specific type of flossing product.

Most dentists will tell their patients that the best type of floss for them is the kind that they are more likely to use every day. Some of the different types of flossing products that are available include woven floss, unwaxed floss, shred-resistant floss and electric flossing tools. There are also specially adapted types of floss for patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. This floss makes it easier to get in between the teeth, brackets and wires. Dental hygiene is very important to anyone with braces or clear aligners because plaque can easily build up on and around orthodontic devices if teeth are not cleaned regularly.

The type of floss a patient uses should really be based on their personal preference. Some people prefer woven floss because it is easier to push it between their teeth. Other people, especially those with bridge work or braces, may prefer using shred-resistant floss. Electric flossing devices are both effective and safe to use, and most studies performed on them show little to no soft tissue damage results from using this type of floss. Electric flossing tools do not require as much finger dexterity as most regular types of flosses do, so they may be a good choice for older patients or for people with dexterity issues.

Daily flossing and brushing habits are the first step to preventing many types of dental problems. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are also important. Anyone who is looking for a new dentist in Kent or who has questions regarding flossing or types of modern orthodontics in Kent should call Parrock Street Dental and Implant Centre located at 189-191 Parrock Street, in Gravesend, Kent DA12 1EN.The

Centre includes a number of highly qualified dentists, led by Dr Rik Trivedi, who can answer questions and provide routine maintenance. They can also provide many different types of treatment services, including cosmetic treatments.

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Dr Rik Trivedi

Dr Rik Trivedi is the Principal dentist at Parrock Dental & Implant Centres. He has a keen interest in Cosmetic Smile Dentistry and braces, Dental implants, Facial Aesthetics, Prevention and is very experienced in the design and placement of Cerec Same Day Crown technology.