Dental Floss types

By: | Tags: | Comments: 0 | April 9th, 2017

We’re all familiar with the traditional type of floss. However, there are several types of regular floss. There is:


  • Waxed 


can be easier to slide between closely spaced teeth

  • Unwaxed/ Fine floss


This floss will squeak against cleaned teeth, indicating plaque has been removed.

  • Tape


Its wider may be a better choice for people with bridgework. Dental tape also is recommended when people have wider-than-average space between their teeth.


  • Expanded


This type of floss that has fibers that expand slightly when you get in between the teeth. These can be great for grabbing more plaque.


  • Super floss/ Ortho floss


Orthodontic floss that provides a solution for cleaning between braces, bridges, and wide gaps.


So which type should you use? I would say one to use the one that is most comfortable for you. If it goes easily between your teeth, that’s the right thickness for you.