At Wildflower Dental in Sun City, we want all of our patient to keep their teeth as clean as possible. But many of them are also looking for convenience, and have turned to floss picks instead of traditional string dental floss.
These little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed and can double as a toothpick, and a length of floss strung in a U-shaped groove. They are economical and can be used more discretely than floss.
While this may seem like a dream come true for some, floss picks are still a step below string floss when it comes to effectiveness.
The American Dental Association has only approved string floss for cleaning in between teeth. One issue with floss picks is that can’t curve around teeth for superior cleaning.
So, what is a responsible person to do? If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss daily.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City, we want all our patients to brush and floss their teeth twice a day, and see us for regular checkups. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today!
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