Other Options for Flossing

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Do you ever struggle with flossing? While most people know that flossing is extremely important, some struggle with the process. Obviously, traditional floss is the most common and most frequently used type of floss, but some people still struggle with it. For example, some individuals have a hard time navigating the floss through their teeth or struggle to reach their back teeth. Others, especially those with sensitive teeth, can find typical floss too abrasive, or find that it frays too easily. But don’t worry. If you struggle with any of these issues, there are flossing options for you.

For instance, what do you do if you have a hard time reaching your back teeth, or if your hands shake? Naturally, either of these problems would make flossing with string difficult. Fortunately, there is another option—the floss pick. These thin pieces of plastic have a curved end to hold a string of floss. The opposite end of the stick can also be used as a pick to remove food debris.

Similarly, if you have sensitive teeth, you may find dental tape (or ribbon floss) more comfortable. Dental tape is wider than dental floss, and because it may be more comfortable, you may be more likely to floss with dental tape. Of course, your dentist may offer you specific advice based on your individual needs.

If you are interested in learning more, or if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you.