If you want to keep your teeth healthy, flossing daily is just as important as brushing your teeth or visiting the dentist. Floss removes food debris and plaque between teeth, where toothbrush bristles can’t reach.

There are two main types of floss: waxed and unwaxed. For dental patients who have teeth that are close together or crowded, unwaxed floss may shred or not slide easily. Certain types of waxed floss also contain added oils or vitamins as an extra dental health benefit. On the other hand, some individuals don’t like the feel of waxed floss. You should choose the type of floss that works best for you.

When you choose the floss you want, whether waxed or unwaxed, flavored or unflavored, hand-held flosser or thread, it’s important to remember to floss every day. To floss properly, you must use a clean section of floss and clean between every tooth. As the saying goes, you only floss the teeth you want to keep! For more information about dental hygiene, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.