Dental floss works hand-in-hand with your toothpaste. Dental floss removes food particles from your teeth while preventing cavities from forming in those hard-to-reach places. Dental floss is essential to oral care because it also removes bacteria in-between your teeth that could spread to your gums causing gum disease.
When it comes to choosing a dental floss, it’s important to remember to look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This is a key factor in choosing a product because, with this seal, you will know that it is a safe and healthy product to use.
Dental floss comes in two different kinds. There is waxed floss, and unwaxed floss. Both floss options can get your teeth cleaner, however it’s important to understand the two so you can choose the one that is best for you.
The two kinds of floss include:
• Waxed floss: Waxed floss is great for people who have teeth too close together to get floss between them. The waxed coating helps the floss slide between your teeth and under your gumline without breaking.
• Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss is also highly effective in reaching the gumline and cleaning between your teeth. This option is great for people who have straight teeth and don’t need to put in the extra effort to floss where needed.
If you have any questions pertaining to flossing, or any oral hygiene need, please call us. We are here to answer any questions you have as well as guide you on a path of excellent oral health. So, call us today and achieve a clean and bright smile this holiday season.