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Choosing The Right Dental Floss

There isn’t really one dental floss that surpasses all others. Like most products, the right dental floss for your and your family will have a lot to do with your personal needs and preference. Dental floss is available in a wide range of textures and flavors, but at the end of the day, the function is the same! As long as you’re cleaning the vulnerable spots between your teeth, we’re ok with whatever dental floss you choose.

Below are a few different options you have when choosing dental floss:

Flossers

The first thing you’ll want to ask yourself is how motivated you are to floss. If the answer is “not much,” then flossers might be the right choice for you! Flossers are a small plastic instrument that holds a piece of floss in place on one end and has a small pick on the other end. Not only are they functional, but they’re also much quicker and easier to use than traditional floss, especially for younger kids and teens.

Flavors

The main draw for flavored dental floss is that it freshens your breath at the same time as you floss your teeth! Flavored floss can also mask the unpleasant bacterial smell that sometimes accompanies flossing your teeth. Most of the flavors are minty, but we have seen some fruity flavors as well, which many of our younger patients find preferable to boring, unflavored floss.

Gentle

For people with sensitive gums, flossing can be very unpleasant. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still be doing it! Luckily, many companies now make floss with a special coating that makes it much more gentle on sensitive gums. This floss is generally just as effective as traditional dental floss and is the best option for anyone whose gums require that little bit of extra gentleness.

For more tips on flossing, including methods on getting your kids to floss, please contact Firestone Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, located in Firestone, Colorado! Flossing is a very important part of any dental hygiene routine!

Posted on Apr 27, 2016
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