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There is no shortage when it comes to the types of flossing products you can choose to clean your smile, but what are the unique benefits and differences of these tools, and how can you know which one to choose? Our experienced dental team can provide you with the benefits of different flossing tools and help you know which might be right for your smile:

– Wide floss, also referred to as dental tape, is optimal for patients who have received bridgework or have large gaps between their teeth.

– Waxed floss can easily clean between tight spaces and overlapping teeth thanks to its wax coating that enables it to slide gently into all crevices.

– Unwaxed floss will squeak against your teeth when all the plaque is gone, notifying you that the tooth is clean and it’s time to move on.

– Bonded, unwaxed floss is similar to traditional unwaxed floss, but will not tear or fray as easily. Still, it is not as resilient as waxed floss.

No matter which flossing tool you use, it’s only effective when used consistently and thoroughly. To learn more about your options for flossing tools in Newport Beach, California, and to learn how to choose the right floss, call 949-752-1210 today and arrange a time to speak with our dentist, Dr. David Wilhelm, at Newport Dental Arts OC.