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Forming proper oral hygiene habits is very important to the health of your smile. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day to care for your smile. Some people wonder what type of floss is the best choice. The best type of floss for you is the type that you enjoy using and that you are going to use as often as you should. There are advantages to every type of floss, so just use the type that suits your preferences.

Waxed floss, as the name suggests, is coated with wax, making it easier for the floss to slide in between the teeth. This type of dental floss is a good solution if floss often breaks between your teeth, as waxed floss is more resistant to breakage. Waxed dental floss may be for you if you like the way it feels. Waxed floss is often flavored, so use it if you find a flavor that you enjoy. This type of dental floss is a good choice for beginners.

Unwaxed dental floss is thinner than waxed dental floss because it isn’t coated. Unlike waxed floss, it is not flavored. Unwaxed dental floss can be slid between closely spaced teeth, but it is more likely to fray or break than waxed dental floss. When all the plaque has been removed from the teeth, unwaxed dental floss will squeak against the clean teeth. Some people prefer unwaxed dental floss because it is thinner and easier to maneuver. Unwaxed dental floss is a good choice for those who wish to avoid the chemicals that are in waxed dental floss. Women who are pregnant may prefer unwaxed dental floss if flavored floss causes nausea. Some people do not like the lasting taste of waxed dental floss, as this can affect the taste of food, so they choose unwaxed dental floss.

Contact our office today for more information about the different types of dental floss in Cottonwood, Arizona, and to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Bruce Westover.