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Dental floss is the most effective tool at your disposal for removing food particles from between the teeth and along the gum line.

Dental floss can be made from different materials. Most brands are made of small nylon strands or an extruded plastic monofilament. Some brands of nylon floss are available in different thicknesses. Both varieties are durable and most have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance for safety and effectiveness.

Floss can be unwaxed or come with a waxy coating. There is no clinical different between the two, both have been proven to be equally effective at removing food particles and plaque from between the teeth and gum line. Some people with tight spaces between their teeth often choose waxed dental floss because the waxy coating helps slide the floss between the teeth smoothly and safely.

Many brands offer dental floss with a flavor additive. These flavors have no bearing on the effectiveness of the floss they are simply a matter of personal preference.

If you have questions about what type of floss is right for you please feel free to call us at 208-343-4732 or ask about it at your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!