Although the array of flosses and flossing products can seem daunting, choosing dental floss does not have to be difficult.
You may be new to flossing or you may want to recommit to making daily flossing a part of your regular oral care routine. But no matter what reason you have for choosing dental floss, the most important point to remember is that the best floss for you is the floss that you will use every single day.
If you’re uncertain about which type of floss is best for you or a member of your family, ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice. Here are some points that might be helpful:
- Large gaps between your teeth? Try dental tape or Super Floss.
- Not much space between your teeth? You may find that a waxed floss is easier to slide into those tight spaces.
- Want less mess? Look for disposable flossers or floss in pre-measured strands.
- Braces or bridges? A spongy floss is a good option, but any floss can be used if you wear dental appliances, especially if you have a floss threader.
Just remember that when it comes to dental floss, flossing every day is the most important choice you and your family can make.