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How To Pick the Best Floss to Useā€¦

Remember, "Floss the teeth you want to keep." Flossing is a crucial part of maintaining good oral health. While brushing and visiting your dentist are important, flossing plays an equally vital role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.

Now, let's talk about choosing the best floss for you. There are different types of floss, each catering to specific oral health needs, dexterity levels, and budgets. String floss is a common and affordable option, while floss picks are convenient and easy to use. Floss threaders are great for those with orthodontic appliances, and water flossers are a fantastic addition to your oral care routine.

But how often should you floss? Dentists recommend flossing at least once a day, in addition to brushing your teeth twice daily. If you prefer to floss more often, especially after meals, that's great too!

When it comes to choosing the best type of floss, both string floss and floss picks are effective. However, it's essential to consult your dentist to determine the best option for your specific oral health needs. Standard string floss is considered the most efficient, while water flossers leave you with a fresh and clean feeling.

The key to finding the best floss for you is to seek advice from your dental professional and explore various brands until you find the perfect fit for your oral care routine. Remember, taking care of your teeth and gums now will only benefit you in the long run. Happy flossing!

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