Fun Facts About Floss

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Flossing is an essential part of a healthy oral health routine, but many people see it as a chore rather than a necessity. However, it doesn’t have to be an unpleasant experience, and we think we have some information that will boost your appreciation for the activity. From great taste to squeaky clean teeth, here are some fun facts about floss!

Fun Flavors

Did you know that floss comes in more than mint? If you are looking for something a little more adventurous, why not opt for a bubblegum or bacon flavor option? You can even give wasabi floss aside if you dare! Don’t feel as though you are stuck with mint – find a flavor that makes the activity fun. 

More is Better

Flossing can be tricky, especially when the tip to pick a length comes up. Many people think that a short string of floss gives them a better clean, but the truth is that a longer piece that is 18 or 20 inches long gives you more control as well as more maneuverability.

Flossing Cleans up to 40% of Your Teeth

Brushing every day is critically important to dental health, but it is not the only factor in healthy teeth. In fact, flossing only cleans about 60% of your teeth! Flossing finishes the job and allows you to clean harder-to-reach areas that are often missed with a toothbrush. 

Floss Comes in Different Materials

We have already covered the many flavors of dental floss, but the material can be diverse, too. The most common choices are waxed floss or unwaxed floss, and the best option for you depends upon your teeth. If they are close together, you might want to opt for waxed floss as it will move through tight spaces more easily. If you have a bit more space, however, unwaxed can help catch more debris. 

Are you ready to learn more about the benefits of flossing? Reach out to the team at Crossroads Family Dentistry today!