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Types Of Dental Floss

Posted on 9/25/2023 by Artistic Smiles
Types Of Dental FlossDental flossing is vital in improving oral health. It involves removing unwanted particles from the teeth that a normal toothbrush cannot reach. Fortunately, there are various types of dental floss online and in the local store, but not all can meet your specific oral needs. This can leave you debating about which floss is right for you. Read on and learn different types of dental floss and how to choose one:

Waxed Or Unwaxed Dental Floss

Waxed or unwaxed floss involves a nylon-made thread that absorbs food particles between the teeth. Unwaxed floss is more common because of its thin nature. It slides easily between the teeth and does not have artificial flavors, meaning it is chemical-free. This dental floss works well for people with small spaces between their teeth. Unfortunately, waxed floss can stick to the rough edges of the teeth, making it prone to breakage. In this case, if you have a cracked tooth, damaged fillings, or untreated tooth decay, unwaxed floss may not be a good solution.

Waxed floss, on the other hand, is more durable. It has an additional wax layer, making it thicker than unwaxed floss. This allows it to glide and not get caught between the teeth. Unfortunately, the floss can be hard to maneuver if your teeth are close to each other.

Dental Tape

Dental tape is a thick floss, perfect for those with wide spaces between their teeth. This type of dental floss comes in waxed or unwaxed options and does not break or fray easily. However, it does not fit many people because of its thick nature. For instance, it can be challenging to maneuver between crowded teeth. Therefore, the best dental floss depends on the appearance of your teeth. Visit our office and explore the best floss options based on your oral needs.

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