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Flossing is the most effect way to remove food particles from between the teeth and along the gum line. You should floss your teeth at least twice a day after brushing your teeth.

Different brands of dental floss might be made from different materials. Some brands include added flavors. The two most common types of floss are made from either small nylon strands or an extruded plastic monofilament. Some brands of nylon floss are available in different thicknesses. Both varieties are durable and most have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance for safety and effectiveness.

There is no clinical difference between waxed or unwaxed floss. People with tight spaces between their teeth sometimes prefer waxed floss because it can slide between teeth smoothly. This reduces the chances of forcing the floss and injuring the gums.

Flavor additives have no appreciable effect on the effectiveness of floss. These flavors have no bearing on the effectiveness of the floss they are simply a matter of personal preference.

If you have questions about what type of floss is right for you please feel free to call us at 270.282.0909 or ask about it at your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!