What Are the Different Types of Floss?

What Are the Different Types of Floss?

Posted by Kevin Fong DDS on Oct 19 2021, 09:01 AM

Flossing every day helps prevent plaque formation and removes unwanted particles from between your teeth. It is an integral part of dental hygiene. 

You will find different types of floss on the market. There is no such thing as one right type of floss. Different types of floss work for different people.

In this blog, we are looking into the different types of floss and their suitability. If you want to deep clean your teeth, contact Kevin D Fong DDS, Hayward, CA,.

Types of Floss

Waxed Floss

As the name suggests, waxed floss has a layer of wax on it. The wax layer ensures the floss easily moves between your teeth without hurting your gums. It is stronger than unwaxed floss. 

Waxed floss can be flavored or unflavored and it is thick, making it suitable for people who have spaces between their teeth. 

Unwaxed Floss

Unwaxed floss is one of the most common types of floss. It doesn’t have a wax coating and comes without any artificial flavoring. It is thinner than waxed floss and works well for people with less space between their teeth. 

However, unwaxed floss is more prone to shredding. Flossing too hard with unwaxed floss can cause pain so, be gentle.

Dental Tape

Dental tape is thicker than all other types of floss, and its strands are flatter, too. It comes in both waxed and unwaxed options. 

People who have bigger gaps between their teeth should use dental tape. The thickness of the dental tape makes it easier to hold it and use it for flossing.

Water Flosser

Water flossers are different from traditional flossers. They use water to clean plaque and unwanted particles from your teeth. 

Water flossers are better at removing plaque, easy to use, and affordable. While they may cost more than traditional options, they are a good investment for your dental health.

Floss Pick

Floss picks are small tools made of plastic. A bit of floss is attached at the end of the pointed edge of the pick. They are easy to use and convenient.

For the best results, you should choose the type of floss that is most convenient for you. If you need help choosing, contact Kevin D Fong DDS at (510) 783-1572 or visit us at 944 W Winton Ave, Hayward, CA 94545.

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