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We encourage you to floss every day to clean your teeth and gums and remove any lingering particles from your smile. While antiseptic mouthwash can help dislodge these particles, flossing has been proven as the proper way to clear your smile of any plaque and food particles. Choosing a floss product comes with options such as nylon and monofilament, as well as deciding if you are going to use a waxed or unwaxed floss string.

We highly the differences between waxed and unwaxed dental floss to help you choose the option that is most ideal for your smile.

Waxed dental floss is coated in a layer of dental wax so that it can slip around tight spaces like braces appliances and teeth that are very close together. Waxed floss products can also contain added flavors like mint and cinnamon to help them taste good and leave a refreshing aftertaste when you are done.

Floss that is free of wax uses plain monofilament material that is often free of flavor as well. Patients who are easily nauseated by the wax flavor or don’t like the added taste find unwaxed floss to be preferable.

Overall, it doesn’t matter if you use waxed or unwaxed products as long as you are cleaning your teeth and gum line every day to prevent dental problems likes tooth decay and gum disease. If you are unsure which is deal for your personal preference, you are welcome to contact Donald H Bohne DDS PA at 770-939-6600 and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Donald Bohne, to learn more about flossing in Tucker, Georgia.