The average person spends more time brushing their teeth than they do flossing. Flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine that can help prevent cavities and gum disease. You should floss regularly in addition to cleaning your teeth every day. Unfortunately, a lot of people incorrectly floss or ignore this preventative dental procedure. The crevices between your teeth, for example, are spots where your toothbrush can’t reach oral detritus. Holding the floss firmly between your thumb and fingers while gently rubbing it in the crevices between your teeth is the proper method to floss. To schedule a dental examination at least once per year, call Cute Smile Dental. Our Tarzana dentists may advise that you visit us more regularly if you are at risk of developing dental problems like cavities or gum disease.