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Forming proper oral hygiene habits is very important to the health of your smile. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day to care for your smile. You may wonder what type of floss is the best. The best type of floss is the type that you enjoy using. Choose the type of dental floss that suits your preferences.

As the name suggests, waxed dental floss is coated with wax, making it easier for the floss to slide in between the teeth. Waxed floss can even easily slide between closely spaced teeth. This type of floss is a good solution if floss often breaks between your teeth, as waxed floss is more resistant to breakage. If you like the way that waxed floss feels, then it may be the choice for you. Waxed floss is often flavored, so use it if you find a flavor that you enjoy and that motivates you. This type of floss is also a good choice for beginners who are trying to form good oral hygiene habits.

Unwaxed floss is thinner than waxed floss because it isn’t coated. It is not flavored. Unwaxed floss can be slid between closely spaced teeth, but it is more likely to fray or break than waxed floss. When all the plaque has been removed from the teeth, unwaxed floss will squeak against the clean teeth. Some people prefer unwaxed floss because it is thinner and easier to maneuver. Unwaxed floss is a good choice for those who wish to avoid the chemicals in waxed floss, like Teflon. Women who are pregnant may prefer unwaxed floss if flavored floss triggers nausea. Some people do not like the lingering taste of waxed floss, so they choose unwaxed floss.

Contact Ravago Dental today for more information about dental floss in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and to schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Melissa Ravago.