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Did you know you have several options when it comes to choosing a dental floss? Well, it’s true! Understanding your options for dental products that can keep you healthy will make a difference in your oral health. Dr. Shirin Mashhoon at Ninth Street Dental in Durham, North Carolina, and the entire dental team wants to help you with any of your oral health questions you may have, which is why we are happy to talk to you about the different types of floss.

Waxed floss is an excellent option for people with tight or misaligned teeth. The wax on the floss makes it easier for the floss to slide between your teeth and go deep along the gum line. Unwaxed floss is a healthy option for people who have straight teeth or don’t need extra help to clean between the teeth.

If neither of these options sounds like something that could work for you, or if you don’t like the floss picks or strings, you could try a water flosser. Water flossers work to apply gentle pressure on your teeth and gums to remove plaque or bacteria from your teeth and gum line. Another tip to finding the best floss for you is to look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, so you know the product is safe and has been tested for safety and efficiency.

To learn more about your oral health, or if you would like a dental cleaning, please call us today at 919-286-9090 to make an appointment. Our friendly and professional team is dedicated to giving you high-quality care for your needs.