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When you think of interdental cleaners, do you think of dental floss too? Most people think of toothbrushes. However, dental flossers can be considered an interdental tool too. Did you know, there are many different kinds of dental floss depending on your needs? Well, it’s true! To help you understand more, our dentist, Dr. Mayra Modesto-Garrido with Excel Dentistry in Glen Rock, New Jersey, is happy to give you this list of dental floss and facts, so you can pick which floss will work best for you:

 

– Waxed floss or unwaxed floss often depends on your oral health needs and the alignment of your teeth.

– To keep your teeth and gums safe, floss between your teeth every day.

– Water flossers use beams of water to clean between teeth effectively. They can be used if dental floss is giving you problems or issues.

– Never floss too hard as you can end up lacerating your gums.

– Visit your dentist to learn which dental floss products will be best for you.

– To help prevent contamination, always use a new string for each flossing term.

– To ensure your smile can receive the interdental cleaning it needs, use dental floss products that will not tear.

 

If you would like to keep your teeth in top-notch condition, remember to brush and floss each day. If you have questions about your oral health or think you might have a cavity, please call us today at 201-652-0400 to set up a consultation. Our team is happy to be your go-to for any oral health questions or concerns you may have.