Why Your Dentist Tells You to Floss

Do you understand why your dentist tells you to floss? Did you know there are different kinds of flossing tools? To help you know more about floss, our dentist, Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui with Tara Hills Dental in Pinole, California, is happy to share the differences the flossing options have for you.

Flossing a central element to keeping positive oral health. Without flossing, you are putting your smile at risk for serious health complications. Fortunately, there are three different types of dental floss that can be used for your needs.

Unwaxed Floss

Unwaxed floss is also a traditional dental tool. Basically, it is best for those who have straight teeth and don’t need the extra slickness to push between teeth. This floss works great to keep your teeth in fantastic shape.

Waxed Floss

Waxed floss is a simple string-like option that is slick and easy to use. This type of dental floss is perfect for those who have crooked or misaligned teeth, or teeth that are very hard to floss. The wax makes the floss slide between your teeth much more manageable.

Water Flossers

Water flossers are an updated type of floss that uses a stream of water pressure to clean your teeth. It is an excellent choice for those who struggle with traditional floss and hand coordination. Water flossers are also very gentle on the gums and becoming increasingly popular each day.

No matter what type of floss you pick for you, the main thing to keep in mind is to keep on flossing. Remember, any kind of dental floss is better than no dental floss at all. So, call us today at 510-724-7474 to set up an appointment if you have questions about your oral health. We are always happy to take your call.