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Flossing is an essential part of a dental health routine, according to the American Dental Association (ADA). It can help prevent tooth decay by removing plaque that gets stuck between the teeth, which brushing often misses. However, many people who floss may not be doing it correctly. According to a recent article in Yahoo Health!, individuals who floss before they brush may not be getting the full benefit.
"Flossing is better able to remove the microscopic debris between your teeth after you've brushed off larger particles that were in the way," said Manhattan dentist Jennifer Jablow, D.D.S., quoted by the news source.
The expert recommends that after brushing, people should spit out the excess toothpaste but save the final rinse until after they floss. This can help the fluoride in the toothpaste get into the cracks between the teeth and eliminate plaque from places that brushing misses.
The ADA states that people who have trouble using traditional floss should look into specialty products, such as special brushes. Always floss at least once a day for optimal dental health.
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