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When assessing your oral health, it’s always good to take into consideration your daily cleaning routines. Because they are involved with significant portions of your oral health care, brushing and flossing techniques and tools need to always remain effective. If for any reason you are struggling with your dental floss or are not flossing correctly, it can lead to issues with your oral health. To determine how well you are flossing, take the following quiz:

Question 1: What is dental floss?
A: a type of tooth whitening treatment
B: cosmetic enhancements for your teeth
C: a tooth replacement prosthetic
D: an interdental cleaning tool designed to clean between teeth

Question 2: Which of the following is considered an advantage of interdental care?
A: interdental cleaning tools are beneficial for reaching areas that traditional tools cannot reach
B: interdental cleaning tools can improve your oral hygiene
C: interdental care is a safe technique to clean between teeth without damaging your tooth enamel or gums
D: all of the above

Question 3: Which of the following is not a cause of poor oral hygiene?
A: a lack of brushing and flossing daily
B: a lack of frequent dental visits for routine checkups
C: issues associated with not keeping your teeth clean and free of debris
D: none of the above

Question 4: Which of the following are options for flossing?
A: shred resistant floss such a single filament thread
B: waxed or unwaxed floss
C: water flossers
D: all of the above

Answer Key:
D, D, D, D

If you are seeking treatment for your interdental cleaning needs, we are here to help you. For a thorough diagnosis and treatment of your teeth and gums, please call us at 210-698-1010 to set up an appointment with Drs. Walker and Lannom and our team at our dentist office in San Antonio, Texas.