Which Type of Floss is Best for Me?

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Forming proper oral hygiene habits is very important to the health of your smile. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day to care for your smile. When choosing dental floss, select the type that you enjoy using the most. There are perks to every type of dental floss, so just use the type that suits your preferences.

Waxed dental floss, as the name suggests, is coated with wax. Waxed floss can also easily slide between closely spaced teeth. This type of floss may be the right choice for if floss often breaks between your teeth, as waxed floss is more resistant to breakage. Waxed floss may be for you if you like the way it feels. Waxed floss is often flavored, so use it if you find a flavor that you enjoy and that motivates you. This type of floss is also a good choice for beginners who are trying to form good oral hygiene habits.

Unwaxed floss is thinner than waxed floss because it isn’t coated. It is not flavored. Unwaxed floss can be slid between closely spaced teeth, but it is more likely to fray or break than waxed floss. When all the plaque has been removed from the teeth, unwaxed floss will squeak against the clean teeth. Some people prefer unwaxed floss because it is thinner and easier to maneuver. Unwaxed floss is a good choice for those who wish to avoid the chemicals in waxed floss, like Teflon. Women who are pregnant may prefer unwaxed floss if flavored floss triggers nausea. Some people do not like the lingering taste of waxed floss, so they choose unwaxed floss.

Contact us today for more information about dental floss in Wallingford, Connecticut, and to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Michael P. Gaudio.