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Did you know there are different kinds of floss? Did you know there could be a dental floss that is better for your particular needs? Well, it’s true! Flossing is essential to your oral health and should be done each day as part of your regular routine. That is why, our dentist, Dr. Eric Eusebio with Smiles of East Lake in Chula Vista, California, is happy to talk to you about the flossing facts.

Flossing one of the two principal elements of keeping positive oral health. Without flossing, you are putting your oral health at risk of severe complications. Luckily, there are three main types of dental floss that can be used for your unique needs.

Waxed Floss

Waxed floss is a traditional string-like floss that is slick and easy to use. This type of floss is ideal for those who have misaligned teeth or teeth that are very close together and hard to floss. The wax makes the floss slide between your teeth easier.

Unwaxed Floss

Unwaxed floss is also a traditional form dental string. In a nutshell, it is ideal for those who have aligned teeth and don’t need the extra slickness to try and wedge between teeth. This floss works excellently to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

Water Flossers

Water flossers is a newer type of floss that uses a jet of water pressure to clean your teeth. It is ideal for those who struggle with traditional floss and coordination. Water flossers are also gentle on the gums and becoming increasingly popular.

No matter what type of floss you choose, the important thing to remember is to keep flossing. Any kind of dental floss is better than no dental floss at all.

If you have questions about your oral health or would like to make an appointment, please call 619.482.1962. Our team is happy to give you a dental checkup and cleaning to keep your smile healthy.