Are you ever curious about which floss to choose from? If so, you are not alone. With a plethora of choices in dental products at the store, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder which product to know and trust for your smile and family’s needs. That is why our team is happy to help you with these dental questions and concerns.
Here at Vincent C. Mayher, DMD, MAGD in Haddonfield, New Jersey, our professional staff is happy to help you in your choices when it comes to keeping your smile healthy. That is why, we have decided to talk to you about the differences in your flossing options, so you can better determine which floss is right for you.
There are two main types of floss: waxed and unwaxed floss.
Waxed floss has a waxy, slick coating that is great to use for people who have tight teeth or tight wedges in your teeth. The wax coating helps your wax slide gentler between your teeth to help remove the plaque and tartar buildup between them and along the gum line. This is a great choice for people who have limited space between teeth.
Unwaxed floss has a great fiber material that works excellent between the teeth and deep in the gum line. This is a fantastic option for people who have straighter teeth where the floss can go easily between your teeth and along your gum line.
One important factor to remember about dental floss, is no matter which floss you choose, having any floss to help remove the bacteria and food particles from your teeth and gums can help your smile stay healthy and strong. Any dental floss is better than no floss at all.
As you can see, there are reasons to use each type of floss. Depending on your smiles needs, you can find a floss that’s right for you. If you still have questions about your oral health and would like to come in for a dental health check-up, please call us today at 856-429-0404. We are happy to help you in any way we can.