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How To Choose The Right Floss For You

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Office
How To Choose The Right Floss For YouWhen you walk into a pharmacy or convenience store, you are presented with many items to choose from. The oral care aisle can overload you with many types of dental products leaving you confused as to which is the right product to meet your dental needs. Flossing on a regular basis is a good habit to cultivate as it will ensure that you have good oral health. That being said, here are some of the guidelines you can use to select the right dental floss for you.

Always be on the lookout for the seal of acceptance from the American Dental Association

The presence of the seal guarantees that the particular dental floss is certified by experts after undergoing an evaluation to figure out its safety and effectiveness. Brands are only awarded this seal after they have presented credible scientific proof that their product is safe for oral use even during unsupervised use. This seal should communicate to you as the buyer that the floss is effective.

If your teeth are tightly packed, opt for slimmer options

The thinner the dental floss, the easier it will fit into tight spaces. Therefore, if your teeth are crowded in your mouth, a thin floss may be the way to go. Keep an eye out for single-strand dental floss, as these are the thinnest option available.

If your teeth have large gaps between them, use a thicker dental floss

If normal floss does not fill up the gap between your teeth to effectively clean the sides of the teeth, then a thicker variety such as a weaved floss or dental tape may be the way to go. The weaved floss consists of many woven strands while the dental tape is a piece of nylon that is either waxed or unwaxed.

The best type of dental floss for you is the one that you actually use. Therefore, choosing one that meets your preferences is advised as you will be more likely to make use of it. For more on this and other dental health topics, visit our official page today!


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