What is Dental floss
What is the use of Dental floss
Teeth Flossing helps in removing bacteria, plaque, and any food particles present in between the teeth. Regular flossing helps in reducing dental problems like tooth decay & gum diseases. Along with tooth flossing, dental check up every 6 months at Kosmo Dental Clinic is recommended to maintain your oral health
What are the types of Dental floss
There are many varieties of dental flosses available but below described are 4 commonly seen dental flosses
Waxed Dental Floss
Waxed dental floss has a wax coating around which helps you to clean the teeth. Waxed floss is also recommended if you have braces, as the wax coating makes the floss less likely to catch and fray on your braces.
The added layer of the wax to dental flosses makes it thicker than unwaxed floss. The makes it difficult in entering the small gaps
Unwaxed Dental Floss
Unwaxed dental floss is the most commonly used variety of floss. It is very thinner which makes it capable in cleaning the small gaps between your teeth. It is made up of twisted strands of nylon. They do not contain any artificial flavorings, that means it is chemical free. Due to the thin form of floss, it is likely to break faster.
Dental Tape flosses are broader and thicker when compared with other types of flosses. This variety of floss is used by the people who have more gap between the teeth.
Floss picks are a variety of dental floss which are smaller in length and are attached to a piece of plastic that has pointed edge. This type of floss are easy to use as they have plastic handle to hold and they are hassle free as you don’t require to cut a piece of floss everyday. They are available in both waxed and unwaxed forms.