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Floss - what kind?
Posted on 9/14/2015 by Fariba Mutschler
Dentists always tell you to floss but rarely tell you what kind of floss to use.
We give our patients lightly-waxed regular floss because most kids do not have large gaps near their gums or tight contacts between their teeth or rough fillings that cut the floss.
Different types of floss available:
thin unwaxed regular floss
tape unwaxed regular floss
thin waxed regular floss
tape waxed regular floss
thin slippery floss
tape slippery floss
super thick fuzzy floss
Reasons to use extra slippery floss:
Tight contact between teeth
Reasons to use thicker floss tape:
Spaces between teeth that collect food
Gaps between the contacting teeth and the gums
Difficulty holding the floss
Reasons to use waxed floss
Wax helps slide the floss between teeth gently
Wax may coat the tooth surface temporarily
Whatever kind of floss you use, just remember to use it regularly! Once a day keep the cavities away.
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