When you’re looking for floss and oral health care items in the relevant aisle in your supermarket, you may be easily overwhelmed with the choices available. After all, there are numerous types of mouthwashes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and even floss! So, you may wonder how you should go about selecting the best products. Fortunately, we at the Sacramento River Dental Group are ready to help and can assist you with choosing the best oral hygiene items and in particular, floss.
Unfortunately, flossing is usually overlooked; however, it is essential for good oral health. Once you floss every day, this will significantly reduce your risk of developing gum disease as well as cavities. As a result, you should take the time to select a high-quality floss that you will use on a daily basis. We will now take a closer look at the three typical types of floss that are dentists usually recommend.
The most popular floss that is widely used is the typical string floss that is wrapped in those tiny containers. This is a great type of floss for the majority of people as it is usually the floss that you started flossing with. With that said, if you have issues with your fingers or hands, it may be difficult for you to actually clean behind the molars or every tooth. If this is the case, then you should look at other options.
These look like small plastic sticks that have a piece of floss that is tied between two small plastic posts. These are quite cheap and they work well in a similar fashion to traditional floss. With that said, there are many people who may prefer to use these floss picks as opposed to traditional floss and there are others who may prefer to use traditional floss. Due to this, no one is better than the other. We recommend that you try both the traditional and floss picks and see which one you prefer to use.
When using floss picks, you only get a small piece of floss, so this means that you may need to use a couple of picks whenever you do floss.
The water flosser is one of the most modern types of flossing tools available that is getting quite popular around the country. Water flossers are electric and they work extremely well when it comes to getting rid of bacteria and plaque from your teeth. There are lots of studies that indicate that they are the best and most effective way to floss.
Now, that doesn’t mean there aren’t any cons. The first one is that they aren’t very convenient because they need to be charged or plugged in to be functional. They are also quite large, so you may have issues if you travel often or with storage. They are also quite expensive, but they lower your waste and last for a significantly long time.
In the end, the type of floss that you do use doesn’t matter; it is just essential that you floss every day and do so thoroughly. If you are having issues with flossing, then do be sure to give us at the Sacramento River Dental Group a call so that we can assist you in finding and using the best tools for you.