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Waxed Floss is Best for Those with Really Snug Teeth

Posted on 9/21/2020 by Mark Bieber
Waxed Floss is Best for Those with Really Snug TeethThere are five types of dental floss: waxed, unwaxed, dental tape, super floss, and floss holders. For patients with teeth close together, our team recommends the use of waxed teeth as often as possible. The properties of waxed floss make it the best physical floss option for patients with snug teeth. Our professionals understand that no one option is best for all patients, but waxed floss and its benefits make it a great choice for new flossers, flossers with orthodontia, and flossers with narrow gaps between their teeth.

Why Waxed Floss is Best for Snug Teeth

The wax on waxed floss helps it slide between the teeth more easily, making it the best type of floss for patients with compact teeth or snug teeth. In addition, waxed floss is an ideal choice for patients with orthodontic devices such as braces. Not only does the wax on the floss work well against the gradually-shifting teeth, the wax floss is less likely to get caught in the orthodontic infrastructure, especially when the patient uses a floss threader.

Other Benefits of Waxed Dental Floss

Our team recommends waxed floss to those flossing for the first time due to the lack of abrasive feeling. The wax that waxed floss leaves on the teeth help ward off harmful bacteria. Waxed floss is thicker than unwaxed floss, making it stronger and more durable. The wax layer can make for a smoother flossing session, as opposed to the grittier texture of alternatives such as unwaxed floss. Some varieties of waxed floss are treated with essential oils or fluoride for additional oral health benefits. Finally, many types of waxed floss are flavored for fresher breath and for patient enjoyment. If you have questions about what type of floss is best for you, contact our office for a consultation.

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