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This Halloween, why not show off your “fangs” in style? Keeping your teeth flossed during this sugar invasion, will help keep your smile healthy and fresh. Too often, people skip this vital step, which leads to dangerous after effects like tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. However, by keeping your teeth clean and fresh through brushing and flossing regularly, you can keep your oral health in pristine shape!

There are different kinds of floss you can use for your teeth. These include:

-Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss is a traditional kind of floss. They are great to use if you have a little space between your teeth.
-Waxed floss: Waxed floss is popular when your teeth are closer together. The wax helps the floss slide between the teeth and along the gumline easier.
-Water flosser: A water flosser has become extremely popular. This flosser forces water between your teeth and along your gum line, similar to a pressure washer. This is also a popular option.
-Dental picks: Dental picks are convenient for many because you don’t have to wind the floss around your fingers. They are easy to use and can go gently between your teeth to remove plaque and food particles.

No matter which way you choose to floss, if you keep up the habit, your smile will thank you. Our team here at Jacksonville Endodontic Associates in Jacksonville, Florida, is happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral care.