Choosing the best dental floss for you may be an overwhelming or daunting task, but it isn’t impossible. Learning the different types of dental floss and the jobs they do can help you choose what kind is the best dental floss for your situation and needs.
Many Types of Floss
There are many types of floss but don’t let that overwhelm you, each has a different job.
Dental Tape: A floss for gaps or wide spaces
Super Floss: Works well for larger gaps
Waxed floss: Helps slide in the tighter spaces.
Floss Piks: May be helpful for traveling, if you prefer easy pre measured floss, or to teach children.
What is Your Situation?
If you are a widely traveled globe trotter, floss piks may be right for you. But if you are someone who has a crowded mouth with many small spaces, then a waxed floss may meet your needs. If you have gaps, or spots where there is plenty of space, a super floss or dental tape may be the best dental floss for you. Take into account your situation and needs while choosing your floss.
What Are Your Teeth Like?
Understanding also your needs in terms of teeth and gums can be helpful. Your dentist may be helpful in selecting the best dental floss for your needs and situation. Their knowledge of your teeth and mouth may be valuable in helping to plan and carry out an effective oral hygiene routine. Make sure that you discuss with your dentist how to choose the correct floss, toothbrush, toothpaste or mouthwash, as their insight will include both your unique needs, and their overall experience in encouraging healthy oral hygiene.
Call our Amarillo, Dumas or Canyon dental offices to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.