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Choosing Floss that is Right for You

Sometimes the search for the perfect floss is overwhelming and puzzling when you don’t know what to look for. Although it may be difficult, choosing floss is important for your dental needs. Dental floss works in partnership with your toothpaste, removing food particles in your teeth and preventing cavities.

Your toothpaste and toothbrush might only reach so far, but when you combine brushing with flossing, you can clean the hard-to-reach areas of your smile, like between your teeth. There are two kinds of floss you can consider that will help you receive the best cleaning results possible:

•Waxed floss: Waxed floss is great for people who struggle with flossing because their teeth are so close together. The waxed coating helps the floss slide between your teeth and close to your gumline without breaking.

•Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss is also highly effective when cleaning above the gumline and between your teeth. This is a great option for people who have straight teeth and don’t need to put in extra effort to get the floss where it needs to be.

Both flossing choices offer benefits, but, the truth is, it comes down to your personal preference. No matter what floss you choose to use, both kinds will help your teeth stay cavity free and fresh.

Source: Types of Floss – Choosing the Right Floss for You – Oral-B (oralb.com)

If you have any questions pertaining to flossing, mouth washing, or brushing, please call us. We are here to answer any questions you have as well as guide you down a path that leads to excellent oral health!