• 11 OCT 22
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    Dental Floss

    Dental Floss

    There are many forms of dental floss including waxed, unwaxed but the main difference between available dental flosses is thickness and widths. 

    There are factors that need to be considering when choosing the best dental floss for you

    1.  The tightness of the contact area: determines the width of floss.

    2. The contour of the gingival tissue.

    3. The roughness of the interproximal surface.

    4. The client’s manual dexterity and preference: to determine if a supplemental device is required

     If you are uncertain, about which type of floss works for you ask your dentist for professional guidance.

    Types of Dental Floss:

    Waxed flossTraditional string floss, Nylon waxed Monofilament floss also available coated in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Does not fray
    Unwaxed flossTraditional string floss, Unwaxed, multifilament
    Dental tapeWaxed floss that has a wider and flatter design to conventional floss
    Tufted/braided dental floss/ SuperflossRegular diameter floss, wider tufted portion looks like yarn. Tip of product also resembles a threader
    Floss holderHandle with two prongs in Y or F Shape
    Floss threaderA nylon loop designed to resemble a needle with large opening to thread floss. Tip of floss threader inserted and pulled through the space between two teeth to allow cleaning of the teeth sides
    Threader-tip flossA length of floss with an attached threader tip.
    Power flossersBow type tip and Single filament nylon tip
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