With the different types of dental floss out there in the market, it’s tough to decide which type works best. There’s waxed, unwaxed, skinny, wide, flavored, prethreaded and what not, the list goes on. All we want to do is buy dental floss, but with so many choices, it gets complicated. But as with anything, I buy the one I’m most comfortable with. I always buy the waxed, mint flavor and narrow floss. I find that it slides most easily. When I tried the unwaxed variety they tend to cover more surface because the fibers separate. I’ve also tried Glide, the Teflon coated floss. It’s highly resistant to shredding and it’s also good, but I always keep going back to my waxed narrow mint flavored floss.
Whatever type you prefer, as dental professionals say, all types of floss remove plaque. The type of floss one uses is not the issue; it’s whether we are flossing at all. Once a day flossing is all we need to clean all the nooks and crannies that our toothbrush bristles can’t reach.