Fun Floss Facts

Addison area after hours dental care.

You probably believe that the most crucial aspect regarding flossing is simply to do it every day. We agree. However, many people find that trying out a few different types of floss helps them to establish or solidify the habit and get the flossing comfort they desire. The Addison Dentist supports finding the right floss to make daily flossing a comfortable and consistent part of your routine.

Let’s explore some of the most common types of dental floss.

Basic floss is either a monofilament floss, which is generally made of some kind of rubber or plastic, or multifilament, which is made of nylon or silk. Nylon floss is less pricey, more common, and is sold waxed or unwaxed.

Monofilament floss will not rip or tear, and because of this, many people find that it pulls in between the teeth more easily. This type of floss is generally referred to as “glide” floss.

Both monofilament floss and multifilament floss are sold in differing thicknesses. It is useful to find the size that works best for you. Since you should not have to snap the floss between your teeth, find the thickness that allows you to gently floss.

Dental tape is nylon floss in the form of a wide, flat ribbon. Many patients at the Addison Dentist find that dental tape is the easiest floss to get between their teeth.

For those of you with braces or appliances, there are also flosses designed to be used with these devices. Make sure to communicate with your orthodontist about flossing because you don’t want to break this essential habit just because you’re having your teeth aligned!

A good person to give you guidance about flossing is your dental hygienist. Here at The Addison Dentist, our skilled hygienists are prepared to answer any questions you have about flossing, brushing habits, and even cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and veneers.

The practice has been proudly serving the Addison area since 2005. Specializing in a variety of services to meet your dental needs, including teeth whitening, sedation dentistry, and dental crowns, the friendly and professional team is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.

Contact The Addison Dentist:

469-998-2515

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

4145 Belt Line Rd Ste 208
Addison, Texas
75001


Source:
“The Different Types of Dental Floss,” Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/thomas-p-connelly-dds/dental-floss_b_1643933.html, accessed on September 17, 2013

 

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