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If you are interested in keeping your smile white and healthy, then the first thing you should do is remember to floss. Flossing is essential when it comes to the health and beauty of your smile. However, with so many kinds of floss, how do you know which one to use? Here at Oquirrh Dental in Magna, Utah, our team of experts is happy to help you learn the differences in your flossing options, so you can better determine which floss is right for you.

Basically, there is two unique types of floss: waxed and unwaxed floss.

Waxed floss:

Waxed floss has a thick, waxy, slick coating on it that is great to use for people who have tight teeth or tight wedges in their teeth. The wax coating helps your wax slide easier between your teeth to help remove the plaque and tartar buildup between them and deep along the gum line. This is a great option for people who have limited space between teeth.

Unwaxed floss:

Unwaxed floss has a strong fiber material that works excellent between the teeth and deep in the gum line. This is a perfect choice for people who have straighter teeth where the floss can go easily between your teeth and along your gum line.

One good thing about dental floss is no matter which floss you pick, having any floss to help remove the bacteria and food particles from your teeth and gums can help your smile stay healthy and strong. Remember, any dental floss is better than no floss at all.

If you have any questions or concerns about your oral health or smile, please call us today at 801-250-0668. Our friendly team is always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health.