The Characteristics to Look for in Floss

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Flossing is very important, which is why our dentist, Dr. Shane McPherson, recommends flossing at least once a day. In order to do so, you need dental floss. So, to help you select the right floss for your oral hygiene routine, our dental team has some tips for you. Now, the type of floss you use is typically based on your preference. So:

-If you are interested in cleaning between widely spaced teeth, then waxed floss or dental tape might be good for you. The waxed floss is made of about 35 nylon yarn strands, and a dental tape is just a broader and flatter version of floss.

-If you are interested in cleaning between tightly spaced teeth, waxed floss or polytetrafluoroethylene floss might be right for you. Waxed floss has a thin layer of wax that helps the floss glide between the teeth and also helps the floss hold together. The polytetrafluoroethylene floss is strong floss that is made of the same synthetic fiber of high-tech rain gear.

Would you like to know more about dental floss in Shreveport, Louisiana? If so, please contact our dental team at D. Shane McPherson DDS, A Dental Corporation at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 318-797-1873 and we will be more than happy to give you the information you’re looking for!