Do you ever struggle to floss your teeth? You probably know that flossing is extremely important because your brush won’t be able to clean your teeth adequately. Fortunately, there are several different types of floss, which can help you keep your teeth clean and you more comfortable. If you’re interested in learning more about these types of floss, please read on.
If you have large gaps in your teeth, you should consider dental tape or super floss. Conversely, if there isn’t much space between your teeth, waxed floss may be the option you need. If you struggle with traditional string floss, you could consider disposable floss picks. Patients who have braces could also find spongy floss a good option.
Of course, once you have the right type of floss for your teeth, you should remember to floss at least once every day. We recommend using about a foot and a half of floss every time to make sure you get all of your teeth with clean pieces of floss. You should also curve your floss into a c-shape and glide it up and down each side of your tooth. Finally, if you floss first, please remember to brush well afterwards. If you brush your teeth first, please rinse your mouth after you floss.
If you’re interested in learning more about the types of floss or about how you should floss, please don’t hesitate to give Armstrong Dental a call at 208-785-3310. Dr. Damon T. Armstrong and the rest of our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you soon!