Flossing is one of the best at-home preventive treatments you can do! Choosing the right floss can often make the difference between whether or not you use it. You might not realize how different types of floss can make the difference. After all, isn’t it just a string that you glide between your teeth? If it were only that simple! Here are some of the best dental flosses of 2017.
Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss
Dr. Tung’s is made of a fiber that is like cotton. It has a light cardamom flavor that leaves your mouth completely refreshed. It is a multifilament floss, meaning it will be a little thicker in diameter and is made of multiple strings rather than just one (monofilaments can often feel like you’re scraping a thick piece of thread between your teeth). Multifilament flosses are great because they will expand when you press them against your teeth, giving you more coverage for removing plaque.
Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss claims to remove 55% more plaque than traditional floss. It’s also an environmentally friendly floss! Since it is a less abrasive filament, it’s a perfect choice for sensitive gums, although all of this comes at a price. It’s definitely one of the pricier flosses on the market.
Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Comfort Plus
This is a great floss because it’s comfortable, easy to use, and is a good price point. It is highly rated by consumers, and its wider filament is perfect for fitting between crowded teeth. Its light wax coating allows for a little extra grip, which gently pulls away any build-up in plaque. This floss is silky smooth and is one of the more cost-effective flosses.
Some other great flosses we love include Tom’s of Maine Natural Waxed Antiplaque Flat Floss and Listerine Ultraclean Floss. Tom’s Natural Waxed Flat Floss uses beeswax and spearmint for a perfectly natural clean feeling that is great for wide set teeth. Listerine uses a unique type of material that stretches so you don’t cut off circulation to your fingers while flossing.
Do you have a favorite floss? Let us know at your next appointment! Call our friendly team or schedule your next appointment with Edgewater Dental Arts online.