This message from The Yuma Dentist is about flossing the traditional way, and flossing the quick and easy way.
Health-conscious people want to keep their teeth as clean as possible. But many of them turn to floss picks instead of traditional 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 reasonably priced and can be used more discretely than floss.
While this may seem like a dream come true for those hoping to make flossing a more regular part of their oral health routine, floss picks are still a step below actual floss when it comes to effectiveness.
The American Dental Association has only approved dental floss for cleaning in between teeth. One issue is that floss picks can’t curve and form the angles needed for superior cleaning.
So, what is a responsible person to do? The first thing is to talk to us. If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss daily, too.
At The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ, we want each of our patients to have healthy teeth and gums. We encourage you to brush and floss every day, and see us for a checkup twice a year. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. We also have an office in Fortuna Hills. Schedule your next appointment today!