You probably believe that the most urgent aspect regarding flossing is simply to do it every day. We agree. However, many people find that trying out a few different types of floss helps them to establish or solidify the habit and get the flossing comfort they desire.
Let’s explore some of the most common types of dental floss.
Basic floss is either a monofilament floss, which is generally made of some kind of rubber or plastic, or multifilament, which is made of nylon or silk. Nylon floss is less expensive, more common, and is sold waxed or unwaxed.
Monofilament floss will not rip or tear, and because of this, many people find that it pulls in between the teeth more easily. This type of floss is typically referred to as “glide” floss.
Both monofilament floss and multifilament floss are sold in differing thicknesses. It is helpful to find the size that works best for you. Since you should not have to snap the floss between your teeth, find the thickness that allows you to gently floss.
Dental tape is nylon floss in the form of a wide, flat ribbon. Many Flawless Smile Dentistry patients find that dental tape is the easiest floss to get between their teeth.
For those of you with braces or appliances, there are also flosses designed to be used with these devices. Make sure to meet with your orthodontist about flossing because you don’t want to break this critical habit just because you’re having your teeth straightened!
A good person to give you guidance about flossing is your dental hygienist. Here at Flawless Smile Dentistry, our adept hygienists are prepared to answer any questions you have about flossing, brushing habits, and even cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth bleaching and veneers.
My name is Doctor Ali Torabi. My practice, Flawless Smile Dentistry, has been serving the Claremore area since 2008. Our top services include dental whitening, dental implants, and sedation dentistry.
Call us today at 918-342-4444 for your appointment! You can also visit us on the web.
“The Different Types of Dental Floss,” Huffington Post, https://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/dental-floss_b_1643933.html, accessed on September 17, 2013
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