If you start to realize how important it is to floss, your next concern will be the type of tool you are using. Often people give up Dental Floss because they have had a bad experience in the past and are now afraid of Dental Floss or find it too boring. Experiment with different dental floss options and find the one that feels most comfortable for you. Below is a list of some of the tools you can use:
- Floss String (Both waxed and regular) - The most common tool with which to floss is a good old fashioned floss. This comes in a small box with a small circular blade on top, which allows you to easily remove the string from the internal roller and cut it to the desired length. String silk exists in waxed and unwaxed formulas. Dental floss is often easier to use because it is designed to slide effortlessly between teeth. You can buy chain wire without flavor and flavor, most of the flavor being infused with peppermint or cinnamon.
- Interdental brushes - Interdental brushes have tapered bristles on a small stick. The brush is designed to be pushed between the teeth at any angle. Most sticks are flexible, but some are rigid for more precise insertion. Interdental brushes reduce the risk of entrapment of the twine between the teeth, as you pass from one side of the tooth at a time. The bristles can be made with silicone or nylon. Some brushes are disposable and others can be washed and reused several times.
- Dental Floss water - There is a lot of debate in the dental community about whether dental floss with water is equivalent to dental floss or interdental brushes or not. Dental Floss cannot be bent between a tooth-like or brush-like string but draws high-pressure water between the teeth to catch most bacteria. If you are reluctant to use dental floss because you have previously had blockage or pain problems, Dental Floss with water is a relatively beneficial solution. The price of the machines can be economical or even expensive, but they all work the same way. You fill the tank with water, choose the pressure setting, then place the mouthpiece in your mouth to direct the water between your teeth.
- Choice of dental / wire - Dental picks look like interdental brushes, but without the bristles. These are often used to try to dislodge food between the teeth, but some people choose to floss with dental floss spikes. Since they don't have hair, you only rely on a slight scraping movement to get rid of bacteria, which might not be enough to be considered good dental floss.