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How To Choose The Right Dental Floss For Your Family

When it comes to choosing a dental floss, there really isn’t one particular kind that has proven to work better than any other kind. Like many things, you’ll find that the best dental floss for you and your family will depend on your personal preferences and needs. Although dental floss comes in different colors, textures, and flavors, the end result is the same. As long as you’re cleaning the vulnerable areas between the teeth, it really doesn’t make a big difference which floss you’re using.

Choosing The Right Floss

Below are a few things to consider when choosing dental floss:

Flavors

The main reason to consider flavored floss is because it can freshen your breath as you floss. In addition, if you haven’t flossed for a while you can sometimes smell an unpleasant odor as your release all the bacteria from between the teeth. Flavored flosses can help to mask this odor, making flossing a more pleasurable experience.

Flossers

Flossers are a small, plastic tool, which holds a string of floss on one end and has a toothpick on the other end. Many people find that flossers are much quicker and easier to use than regular floss. This is especially true for small children, teenagers and anyone who finds themselves unmotivated to floss regularly!

Sensitivity

For those with sensitive gums, flossing can be painful and unpleasant. However, it may be more important to floss sensitive gums! Luckily, this conundrum can be solved by using gentle glide floss. This floss contains a special coating, which makes it much more gentle on sensitive gums, and is just as functional as regular floss.

If you’d like more information about flossing, or to make an appointment with Dr. Kate Wilson, please contact Coastal Periodontics at our Portsmouth, NH office.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016
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