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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Excellent experience.
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Great dentist and staff.
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From the receptionist, to cashier, to hygienist, and to the dentist, I always feel very welcomed in this office.
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Office staff, assistants, and Dr. Rausch are all courteous and take time out of their day to check on patients.
Brittany R.
Dr. Grant/Conger has served my family for over 20 years.
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I’ve been going to Dr. Grant’s office for almost 30 years. I’ve never once had a bad experience. The staff is very professional and are like family to me.
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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 […]
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Everyone was friendly and showed interest that we were taken care of with least amount of pain possible. Best trip to a dentist ever!
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Great staff that takes each patient personally with all they are. Melissa will clean your teeth with the most respect to your individual need and her assistant will keep you in stitches. Great group […]
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Everyone is wonderful. From beginning to end!
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Great staff and service. We have been coming here for over 30 years. Thanks for taking care of us over the years!
Mary S.
Good dentist, good hygienist, good service – especially at short notice and nice, friendly staff
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The staff is always so caring and concerned about how I’m doing during any of my dental work. Everyone there goes above and beyond to create a wonderful atmosphere! I wouldn’t want to go anywhere […]
Lauren F.
Received Injections and didnt feel anything dentist always asked if I was okay during the procedure. Never waited long, friendly staff.
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Very professional service. A job well done!
Randall J.
My experience was very pleasant and the dental assistant very kind.The doctor was very nice and kind and didn’t make me feel bad for the length of time since I had been to a dentist.He fixed the […]
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Everyone is nice and understanding of my fears about needles.
Cody H.
Good, fast, competent, courteous service every single time I go. And they are very accommodating if I gave an emergency.
Ethel T.
Dr. Grant is always so personable. The front desk staff always greet me like family. This visit was for a filling and I was in and out in 28 minutes!! I was ecstatic!
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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 patients […]
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