As you may already know, there are many different types of flossing products available in the world today, but what are the differences? Well, our Pedar B. Didriksen DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team will be happy to tell you so you can pick the best floss for your smile and finally achieve your oral health goals. Here is the information you need to know about each type of floss:
· Wide floss: Wide floss is a great product that is also known as dental tape. This tool is beneficial when cleaning bridgework and when cleaning between teeth that have larger-than-average gaps.
· Waxed floss: Waxed floss is meant to clean between teeth that are fit extremely close together. The floss will gently slide between the teeth and will thoroughly clean the crevice.
· Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss will help you know when the cleaning job is completed. Once the plaque is removed from the smile, the floss will squeak against the teeth, informing you on a job well done.
· Bonded, unwaxed floss: Bonded, unwaxed floss is expected to tear more than waxed floss, but it does not fray as easily as regular unwaxed floss.
Call 410-208-2900 today if you have any questions or if you would like to talk to Dr. Pedar Didriksen about flossing recommendations. Our dental team is here to help you with anything you need, and we are so excited to help you choose the best flossing tool for your smile. We look forward to your phone call!