Oceans Dental Group
3 Pine Cone Drive, Suite 108, Palm Coast, FL 32137

Don’t Be Stranded Without Dental Floss on National Flossing Day

National Flossing Day

While most Americans are thankful on the fourth Thursday of November, dentists will be grateful for the fourth Saturday of that month this year. That’s because Saturday, November 29 is National Flossing Day.

Flossing is an important part of good dental care because it helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, it often gets overlooked because it takes a bit more time and effort than brushing. But that little extra effort can save you a lot of time, discomfort and expense involved in treating dental issues that could have been prevented by flossing.

You really can’t afford to ignore regular flossing because it makes a huge difference in your dental health. Flossing cleans the areas that your toothbrush can’t reach to remove the food and bacteria that lead to plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease. With regular flossing, you can keep your teeth and gums as clean as possible. This can protect you from dental care problems and save you from the high cost of treatment, even with an affordable dentist.

Experts in family dentistry advise flossing twice a day, but you need to floss correctly to get the full benefits. Start with about 18 inches of dental floss and wrap it between your fingers to make a taut strand. Gently slide the floss around each tooth, guiding it slightly below the gumline and then moving it up and down between the teeth to remove any particles and plaque. Be sure to use a fresh section of floss for each tooth.

It’s important to know that there are different types of dental floss with their own unique benefits. Nylon floss is the most common and is available in many flavors and in both waxed and unwaxed versions. While waxed nylon floss slides more easily between teeth and is favored by people with fillings or crowns, its nylon threads are likely to separate. PTFE floss slides most easily of all and doesn’t shred or tear, but it tends to cost a little bit more. The choice is yours, what really matters is that you use it.

If you find regular floss hard to handle or have limited dexterity from arthritis, then flossers are best for you. Flossers are disposable flossing tools that have a short strand of floss already stretched out and ready for use. Their small handle makes it easy to slide the floss between teeth and reach into tight crevices.

As your dentist has told you, flossing is an essential part of a good dental care regimen. It reaches and cleans where your toothbrush can’t, to protect you from dental problems. In honor of National Flossing Day on November 29, start flossing on a regular basis and celebrate the healthy results.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Palm Coast, call Oceans Dental Group today at (386) 246-7619 or make an appointment

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Palm Coast. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Oceans Dental Group, 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 Oceans Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff here are very personable and make you feel comfortable and do great dental work.
Melody P.
Excellent staff
Kayla A.
Sending in my spouse. Everyone was friendly and thorough.
Glenn B.
Dr. Zelinski is very good and her dental assistant is too. Both are also very nice people.
Franklin J.
Friendly and courteous office staff. Very efficient. Very clean facility.
Anthony G.
Wonderful care from the moment I walk in.
Valerie A.
Very friendly staff & good location
Rakinya H.
Excellent fun and caring staff.
Cheryl R.
Communication was understandable and decisive
Michael Y.
With my reservations about dentists, I can honestly say I don’t mind going to the dentist anymore. Pleasant and professional staff.
Kristen R.
Very caring about their clients. Everyone is very knowledgeable and go the extra mile to answer any questions you may have. Highly recommend!
Karen C.
Professional, knowledgeable, and very friendly staff.
Cindy G.
Attentive and personable.
James D.
The people here are nice and they do good work.
Valerie C.
Friendly Staff, Punctual; Excellant Hygenist & Dentist.
Donna R.
Denise who did my cleaning did the best job and so very informative and kind. Thank you!
Debbie K.
Very friendly staff, this office also accepts a dentrite!
Kayla A.
Denise, the new hygienist with this office, was very caring and informative with me. I was her first patient.
Adrienne W.
Dr. Z and her staff are excellent
Peter K.
Satisfaction with the result of my visit. My dentist is attentive and caring, as well as all the care givers such as hygienist and front desk clerks.
Mireille T.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (386) 246-7619
Our Location