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Flossing Your Way to Dental Health

Brushing your teeth is not enough, it is very effective to remove all the food particles and tartar from the surfaces of teeth but brushing can hardly reach deep into every nook and cranny.

For this purpose the dental floss was created, this simple yet effective tool will allow you to remove all food particles that remain in between your teeth.

However, when you visit your local drugstore or supermarket you might simply be amazed at the many types of floss there are and sometimes this can be pretty confusing.

How can you choose the best floss for you? Here we will give you some clues.

If your teeth are very tight choose a waxed floss, the wax will make the floss glide smoothly in between your teeth.

If your teeth are not too tight, you can try a floss without wax.

Those of you who have wider spaces in between teeth can reach for the floss which is ribbon-like.

Spaces between teeth can vary, and of course there is a type of floss for you too. The ultra floss can stretch to fit between tight teeth and also has the ability to spring back into a slightly thicker floss for teeth with wider spaces.

Reaching teeth very far back can be quite challenging, and in order to tackle this problem dental flossers were invented. These flossers have handles which makes the whole process of flossing easier and much more comfortable for those with dexterity problems.

Remember that buying the adequate floss for you is only the first step, floss at least once a day.

It is also very important to floss with care, for you would not like to cause trauma to your gums. Also, you can ask your dentist for different types of floss samples so you can try them out and see which one is the best for you.

By: Prisma Dental

For any questions about our dental services you can contact us at or to our phone numbers: (506) 2291-5151 in Costa Rica or toll free at 866-741-8194 in United States.

Flossing Your Way To Dental Health
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