The usual attributes of home oral care cannot completely remove plaque, especially in hard to reach places. Even soft and flexible bristles cannot reach narrow interdental spaces. Dental floss allows removing with maximum efficiency plaque and pieces of food, which usually remain even after careful cleaning with a brush.
This hygiene product is especially recommended for those with crowded teeth and those undergoing orthodontic treatment with braces. Due to the timely removal of residues, you can eliminate caries and gum diseases.
Varieties of dental floss
You can choose one made of natural material, such as silk (which is not very strong and is quite rare) or artificial, such as nylon.
Waxed dental floss is impregnated with wax and antiseptic agents. Unwaxed one has no impregnation.
A waxed product has a smooth surface. Therefore, it glides easily and does not harm the gums. Dentists usually recommend this type for those just starting to use this hygiene product. The reason is that the risk of injury is significantly reduced. Additionally, it is durable and has a long shelf life – over five years. The only drawback is that it cannot remove plaque very well since it is smooth and slips quickly.
Usually, the following impregnations are used:
Chlorhexidine with antibacterial, disinfecting action.
Herbal extracts that help gums stay healthy.
Potassium nitrate for the prevention of caries.
Menthol, mint for a fresh breath.
The selection of dental floss also depends on the condition of your teeth. Different companies produce the following forms of this product:
Round one is designed for normal to wide spaces between teeth.
Tape one is recommended for those who have gaps between the teeth, for example, diastema.
A flat shape is suitable for those with narrow spaces.
A small thread diameter will make brushing ineffective, and a wide one can injure your gums. When in doubt, talk to your dentist about which type is best for your case.
How to use it
Here are some recommendations on how to use dental floss with maximum efficiency.
Tear off at least 20 centimetres each time. Such a length is just enough for cleaning all hard-to-reach places. Before using this item, securely fasten it around the index finger of one hand and, having measured the required segment by eye, wrap it several times around the middle finger of the other hand.
First, use a zigzag motion to clean the spaces between your teeth. Be careful to avoid cutting your gums.
After that, wrap the dental floss around the incisors and canines and carefully stretch it from the base to the end.
Remember to clean the backside.
Dentists recommend taking care of the oral cavity with such a hygiene product at least once a day. This will help you maintain a healthy oral cavity.
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