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Did you know you have multiple options when it comes to choosing a dental floss? Well, it’s true! Understanding your different options for products that can keep you healthy will make a difference in your oral health. Dr. Wendy McCurdy at Smile Time Family Dentistry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and our entire dental team wants to help you with any oral health questions you may have, which is why we are happy to talk to you about the different types of floss.

Waxed floss is a great choice for people with tight or misaligned teeth. The wax on the floss makes it easier for the floss to slip between your teeth and deep along the gum line. Unwaxed floss is another option for people who have straight teeth or don’t need extra help to clean between the teeth.

If neither of these flosses is something you are excited about, or if you don’t like the floss picks or strings, you could try a water flosser. Water flossers apply gentle pressure on your teeth and gums to remove plaque or bacteria from your teeth and deep along the gum line. Another tip or trick to finding the best floss for you is to look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, so you know the product has been tested for safety and efficiency.

If you would like to learn more about your oral health care or have any questions, please call us today at 601-583-2000 to set up an appointment. Our team is happy to help you and your smile stay healthy and bright.