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Dental Floss

Dental floss helps you remove plaque and bits of food stuck between your teeth that can lead to bad breath and tooth decay. There are many types of dental floss, such as waxed, flavored, and floss sticks.

Most dental floss are made from nylon or Teflon. Some of them are coated with wax which helps it slide between your teeth more easily and remove food substances. Other than that, the wax has no health benefits.

Generally, dental floss will contain fluoride, which is also found in other dental products since it is believed to prevent tooth decay. Flavored dental floss are another type of floss and may motivate those who dislike flossing to try it out.

Some people lack the technique or dexterity to thread the string between their teeth, so floss sticks are another alternative to dental floss. Dental floss are disposable, so discard them after use.

Those who have never flossed before or floss infrequently may experience bleeding or gum irritation. However, daily use will reduce the chances of this happening and will lead to healthier teeth and gums.

Check out our articles below to learn more about how dental floss can improve your oral health.

How to Properly Floss

In order to ensure your teeth remain strong and healthy, you should endeavor to floss every day. Dental floss can remove food particles and plaque from places around your teeth that a toothbrush alone cannot reach. Periodontal disease and tooth decay tend to begin...

What Are Floss Sticks

Floss sticks are a small, single-use dental product that give the user a hassle-free, tidy tooth flossing experience. Sometimes they are known as floss picks, these sticks are made up of a plastic body that has a curved tip that is then strung tightly with a short...

What Is A Flossing Toothbrush?

For those who feel that their toothbrushes aren’t capable of cleaning effectively, enter the flossing toothbrush. A flossing toothbrush’s bristles are even longer and slimmer than a normal toothbrush’s, allowing it to reach and clean further between teeth and gums....

Can Antiseptic Mouthwash Replace Flossing?

Flossing can be a tedious and repetitive task, and someone somewhere must have come up with a decent alternative for it… right? How about antiseptic mouthwash – that should be enough for someone to replace flossing with, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no. “But I...

What is Expanding Floss?

There are various types of floss that are provide unique benefits for people who have specific needs, and expanding floss is more for those whose teeth are crowded too closely together. They way it works is when coming into contact with saliva, the expanding floss...

Pros and Cons of Using Waxed Floss

There are various types of dental floss available, but a very popular kind is the waxed floss. The waxed coating provides the floss with several advantages, one being that the slick coat slides more easily between teeth, allowing for a smoother flossing experience....