Did you know, there are various ways to floss your teeth? Flossing your teeth is essential to your oral health. Luckily, there are many different styles of dental floss tools that you can use depending on your unique needs. If you neglect your dental flossing habits, you are setting yourself up for severe oral health problems in your future.
Our dentist, Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, cares about your oral health and is excited to help you keep your smile healthy. Furthermore, our team in Cedar Park, Texas, is happy to share with you insight on the dental flossing options you can use for your home.
Waxed floss is a popular method to floss your teeth each day. Waxed floss is the floss string that is waxy and slick, making it easy to slide between your teeth and along your gumline. Waxed floss is an excellent option for those who have crooked, or tight teeth wedged together, so your floss can slide in easier.
Unwaxed floss is the most traditional form of dental floss most commonly used. It is a simple dental floss strong that can go between your teeth and along your gums. If you have correctly aligned teeth, this floss may be right for you.
Water flossers are a new and favorite way to floss your teeth using a jet of water to floss your teeth. The water applies firm, but gentle pressure that reaches between your teeth and along your gums to remove the bacteria. Water flossers are ideal for those who struggle with dental floss string.
Flossing picks, also known as professional flossers:
Flossing picks are easy to use and accessible because you hold the handle on one end, while the floss string goes between your teeth. Because there is limited floss on each pick, it is easy to go through more flossing picks. These are popular because they are comfortable and have a great pick at the end of the handle to help with food stuck in your teeth.
As you can see, there are many options when it comes to flossing your teeth. If you have questions about your oral health or need to see a dentist, please call us today at 512-792-2707 to make an appointment. Our friendly dental team at Bowcutt Dental is happy to help you, and we look forward to seeing your smile and maintaining your oral health.