What type of floss do you use? Does it have a wax coating or is it unwaxed? There are benefits to each type of floss. What matters most is that you are flossing at least once each day.
If you are not quite sure which floss is best, it is totally up to you. However, there are some really good reasons to give unwaxed floss a try.
Here are the top two reasons that you may want to give unwaxed floss a try.
Unwaxed Floss is Thinner
For those who have really tight teeth with very slight spaces between them, unwaxed floss may be easier to use. It is thinner than waxed floss, since there is no coating. This makes it easier in some circumstances to get that floss between your teeth. This can give you better results when flossing than trying to use a thicker type of floss.
Unwaxed Floss Makes Noise
When you use unwaxed floss to help floss your teeth, you will notice a noise as you scrape the tooth. It scrapes the plaque off of your teeth and makes a slight squeaking noise that you will hear in your head. This helps you know that you got everything you could off of that tooth, and that it is safe to move on. This is a great indicator you are doing a great job flossing.
If you want more feedback on how you are doing in terms of flossing and caring for your teeth, then you need to come in and see us. As we give you your next cleaning and full exam, we can give you an idea of how you are doing when it comes to your oral hygiene practices. If you have any questions about what floss to use, we can answer those for you as well.