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What Type Of Floss Should You Use

If you have been talking to your dentist or dental hygienist, you may have been given a lecture on the importance of flossing. Flossing is a simple way to prevent various problems like gum disease, tooth loss, and bad breath. However, there are many options of floss available and choosing the best one can be a challenge.


To make choosing the right floss for you easy, we are going to take a look at some useful information about dental floss. Let’s get started:


Normal Floss- you should get normal floss first and check whether you can easily clean up the gaps between your teeth.


Thick Floss- choose thicker floss if you have teeth with large gaps. With thick floss, it is easier to dislodge traces of foods. If regular dental floss seems to slide too easily, it means that you have large gaps. If you recently went to a dentist to get tartar removed, you will have more gaps between your teeth.


Thin Floss- if your teeth have tight gaps, normal floss won’t easily slide between your teeth. So, try to use thinner flosses.


Waxed Floss- for tightly packed teeth, it is recommended to use waxed floss. It will be easier for the wax to slide between the teeth. If you have braces, waxed floss gives better results.


Flavoured Floss- flavoured floss is preferable to encourage children start their flossing habit. However, make sure to choose sugar-free floss, so no sugar will remain within the gaps of your child’s teeth. Flavouring can make flossing more enjoyable for your children, so they will floss more often.


Rubber Or Plastic Floss- also known as single filament floss, rubber or plastic floss is usually more expensive. These flosses are more durable, and ripping is less likely. Also, some people think that single filament floss glides better between their teeth. Choose these flosses if you want them last a bit longer.


Water Flosser- it uses water blasts to remove plaque between and on your teeth. It is very convenient to use because you don’t have to get any floss between the teeth. Water flossers are recommended for people who have braces, dental implants, bridges, or crowns.


Contact Church Road Dental


To learn more, contact Church Road Dental today and speak with a knowledgeable dental representative who can assist you and answer any questions you might have.


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