Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Keep Your Smile Healthy with Flossing and Interdental Cleaners

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One of the most important parts of your dental care plan is cleaning between your teeth. Plaque that remains between teeth can harden into tartar. Once this happens, it can only be removed by your dentist or hygienist. If tartar is left in place, it can lead to gum inflammation and bleeding, which are signs of early gum disease. Because toothbrushes cannot reach between your teeth, flossing regularly is critical for keeping your mouth healthy. Using dental floss or interdental cleaners helps remove food particles and plaque and reduces your chances of developing gum disease that can lead to tooth loss.

To ensure the best performance and quality, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance on the packaging of both dental floss and interdental devices. 

Here are the differences between the two products:

  • Interdental Cleaners ­–Interdental cleaning devices are made from wood or plastic. Like floss, they are used to clean between teeth. Many interdental cleaners have tiny brushes attached to their ends.
  • Dental Floss – Floss is typically made from nylon filaments or plastic monofilaments. Some floss is coated with wax to make it easier to slide between teeth; both waxed and unwaxed floss are effective. To make flossing more enjoyable, some dental floss products contain flavoring.

Should I Be Flossing or Brushing First? 



Either is acceptable, as long as you do a thorough job of both. Unfortunately, many people think their teeth are clean after brushing, so they skip the dental floss altogether. Even if your mouth feels fresh from brushing, plaque is still accumulating between teeth, so flossing is essential.

When Should I Floss? 



Some people prefer to floss before they go to bed to ensure that the mouth remains clean while sleeping.

Can I Reuse Floss?

Even if it’s been rinsed, used floss can deposit bacteria between teeth. Dental floss and all disposable interdental cleaners should be discarded immediately after use.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Dalton, call Drs. Grant and Conger today at (706) 847-4165 or make an appointment.

Drs. Grant and Conger offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Dalton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Grant and Conger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Grant and Conger.

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Dr. Rausch is amazingly patient when you are terrified,staff is awesome,and everyone is extremely helpful. Thanks so much and may God bless you.
Rhonda S.
Have went to this office, since I was a small child. Loved Dr. Conger & Dr. Owen is a great fit to carry on with great care of your teeth!
Tisha W.
Great staff and service. We have been coming here for over 30 years. Thanks for taking care of us over the years!
Mary S.
Received Injections and didnt feel anything dentist always asked if I was okay during the procedure. Never waited long, friendly staff.
Heather D.
Awesome
Justin W.
Nice environment
Lance T.
Got an appointment to see the dentist the next day which is great and everyone treated me well.
Ricardo B.
I like the service I had it. Totally satisfied.
Hanna M.
I have been going to Dr. Grant for years with my family and always received warm hospitality. The people here do exceptionally well work. The staff is very kind and willing to help you any way they […]
Coty B.
I love Dr. Grant and his amazing staff. Of all the doctors I’ve ever been to I prefer my dentist. I can not thank them enough for my smile :)
David M.
Great staff and dentist. Answers any questions or concerns.
James T.
I have been coming to this office since I could go to the dentist! Always been wonderful!
Brandy A.
The staff is very helpful and accommodating. They are the best in Dalton!
Carla F.
Friendliness. Personal care and attention.
Cynthia W.
I was blown away by the personal attention I received at my dental visit. I was shown care and compassion during a very difficult time
Pamelia C.
I been coming to doctor grant for the last 13 years or so . The staff have always been helpful and friendly . No need for any change the office is excellent like it is .
Jeremy T.
The dentist and staff have always treated me as if they care about my well-being as well as about my dental care. They are always ready with a smile and are very kind.
Mary W.
I have been a patient at Dr. Grant’s since 1976 and have always had great work on my teeth there and Dr. Grant and staff are wonderful and friendly always to me and my family who also are […]
Peggy C.
Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
Brittany R.
Dr. Owens is great!
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