Teeth should be brushed twice daily and flossed once. Flossing is necessary to remove debris, bacteria and plaque build-up from between the teeth where a toothbrush cannot reach. However, many people use dental floss incorrectly or at the wrong time.
The following are key components in using dental floss to achieve the maximum benefit.
– Teeth should be flossed before brushing
– An up-and-down motion should be used
– Use between 15 and 18 inches of floss
Your dentist can advise on how to use dental floss correctly and doing so should be an integral part of (your) oral care routine.
To learn more about flossing properly see the article at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-can-i-know-if-im-flossing-correctly/.
Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.