What to Look for in Floss

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If you’re not sure which type of dental floss to purchase at the store, then our dentists, Dr. John McMurray, is more than happy to help you. It’s important to choose the floss that helps you clean the crevices of your smile. As we’re sure you know, flossing is very important. Now, the type of floss you select should be based on your preference. So:

-If you are interested in cleaning between widely spaced teeth, then unwaxed floss can benefit you. This product is made of about 35 strands of nylon yarn.

-If you are interested in cleaning tightly spaced teeth, waxed floss might be the product you’re looking for. This product is coated in a layer of wax and is known to hold the floss together when flossing.

-If you are interested in cleaning tightly spaced teeth and around the gumline, polytetrafluoroethylene floss might be what you want. This product is made of the same synthetic fiber as high-tech rain gear.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental floss in Meridian, Idaho, please reach out to Legacy Smiles Family Dental at 208-888-3311 when you get the chance. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to teaching you all about dental floss!