How To Effectively Floss Your Teeth

Everyone understands these days that flossing your teeth is extremely important to the overall health of you mouth and teeth. However what we may or may not know is how to effectively floss your teeth. This article goes in depth on how exactly you are to floss your teeth to keep your mouth in the best shape possible. With all of the data now emerging about the health of our mouth being directly related to to the overall health of our bodies, it is more important than ever to be doing things correctly.

Use the most effective dental floss. There are
several varieties available and you can choose the one that best matches
your personal preference, including waxed, unwaxed, flavored and
unflavored. Here’s what you need to know to make a decision about which
type of floss is best for you:[2]

  • Waxed dental floss tends to slide between teeth more easily.
  • If you have wider gaps between your teeth, then tape floss may work best.
  • Floss can come in two main forms: Nylon (or multifilament) and PTFE
    (or monofilament). Single-filament floss is slightly more expensive, but
    it will be able to slide between teeth more easily and will be less
    likely to shred. Each container of floss lasts a long time, so using
    non-nylon floss is a worthwhile investment.