Dental Flosses

What is Dental flosses

Dental floss is a cord of thin filaments used in interdental cleaning. It is made of multiple nylon filaments twisted together with 2.5 – 3.5 twists per inch to create one much stronger strand. 

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

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

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.


Kosmo Directions to use the Dental floss

Dental Flosses