Are you using the right dental floss?

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July 6th, 2018



 

No matter what kind you’re using, flossing is important – and you should do it! But did you know there are different types of dental floss for different kinds of teeth?

Waxed floss

This is the most common kind of floss, found in all flavors and sizes in any convenience store, supermarket or drugstore near you. This floss is waxed so that it more easily slides between your teeth, and particularly in tight spaces. If your teeth are a little bit tighter-set, waxed floss might be the right choice for you.

Unwaxed floss

Unwaxed floss is often made of the same materials as waxed floss, just without the wax. A benefit to using unwaxed floss is the sound of it – it is said to “squeak” against your teeth when plaque has been removed, giving you an audible indicator that you’ve done your job.

Dental tape

Dental tape is wide floss, and may be the best choice for people with larger spaces between teeth. It is also a good choice for people who have bridgework.

If flossing just isn’t for you, don’t despair –there are alternatives! Check them out here.