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Which Floss Is Best For You?

July 8, 2014

shutterstock_144914185Living in the age that we do, there is no doubt we are given countless options for nearly anything. From cereal to hair brushes, we are given a limitless amount of options to choose from, and it can often times be overwhelming. Surprisingly, the same can be said for oral care products. There are so many types of mouthwashes and toothbrushes and toothpastes, finding the right one for you can be daunting. In regards to floss, there are many types and kinds out there, and it is important to know which ones are best for you and your lifestyle.

Although many people may not know this, flossing is an extremely important aspect in our daily oral care routine. Flossing daily can add six years on to your life, as well as reduce your chances of heart disease, periodontal (gum) disease, diabetes, respiratory problems, and so much more. Plus, with regular flossing and brushing combined, it increases your chances of having a healthy, beautiful smile, and will definitely end up saving you money down the road.

If you care curious as to how electric and standard flossing tools stand up to each other, research has found that electric flossing remove the most plaque removed after one use, though both standard and electric flossing are extremely effective. Both standard and electric flossing is safe, having no issues to the hard or soft tissues in your mouth. One of the benefits to electric flossing, however, is for older adults who have trouble handling traditional floss. Also, with the technological age we live in, older kids and teens may gravitate toward electric flossing because they think it is more fun than traditional flossing.

The most important thing to keep in mind when picking out the right flossing tool is knowing that one flossing type does not fit everyone. Everyone is different, so everyone requires a different type of flossing technique and routine. Making sure you have the right floss is half of the battle in ensuring you will be excellent oral health.

Giamberardino Dental Care provides quality general and cosmetic dentistry from our Medford, MA dental office. We serve patients from Medford, Winchester, Somerville, Malden, Everett, and surrounding communities. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.

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