Dental floss is an essential tool for keeping your teeth and gums in healthy tip-top shape. In fact, dental floss can be used to help fight against gum disease and reduce the risk of cavities that can lead to other serious complications. Furthermore, choosing the right floss for you is important so you can have the best tools you need at your disposal.
Our dentists, Dr. Joseph N. Falco and Dr. Ryan M. Vonnahme care about your oral health. As a result, our team at Pennyrile Family Dentistry in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, is happy to help you with your oral health needs.
Here are some various types of dental floss that can help you:
– Waxed floss: Waxed floss is dental floss that has been coated with a waxy substance. Waxed floss is helpful in situations where teeth are tight or crooked.
– Unwaxed dental floss: Unwaxed dental floss is floss that is better suited for straight teeth. It consists of threaded material that can clean between teeth.
– Water flossers: Water flossers are interdental cleaning tools designed to floss between teeth by spraying a jet of water directly onto the surfaces of teeth.
– Floss picks, also known as professional flossers: Floss picks are interdental tools designed to clean your teeth in the same way as traditional floss but without having to wrap the floss around your fingers. Unfortunately, there are limitations due to its short length.
As you can see, there are many different flossing styles that can help your smile stay clean. No matter which method you choose, the important thing to remember is always to floss your teeth. If you have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 270-632-6404. Our dental team is happy to take your call and help you out.