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If you are struggling with choosing a dental floss for you, then you are reading the right blog! Dental floss is an important step that should be used each day to help keep your smile healthy and teeth and gums clean from plaque and bacteria.

Our dentist, Dr. Alan L. Frame, understands the many options when it comes to flossing. That is why our team in Santa Clara, California, is happy to help you with your journey to discover the best dental floss for you.

Here is a list of dental flossing options you can choose from, so you know which option is best for you:

– Water flossers: As an alternative to traditional string thread, water flossers provide interdental cleaning benefits using jets of water.

– Unwaxed dental floss: If you have straight teeth and your jaw is not in its proper alignment, unwaxed dental floss can be useful. Unwaxed dental floss uses strings of thread to clean between teeth.

– Waxed floss: Waxed floss is an interdental cleaner designed to clean between teeth with thread that is covered with a waxy, sticky substance. The substance is designed to allow individuals to easily clean between teeth that are out of their alignment.

– Floss picks: Floss picks, also referred to as professional flossers, are designed for individuals to clean between teeth with floss that has a handle. However, oftentimes the string is very short, so it will be difficult to reach all angles and areas properly.

If you still have questions about your flossing needs, or if you need to make an appointment for a dental exam, please call us today at 408-244-3562 to make an appointment. At Alan L. Frame, D.D.S., we are always happy to help you in any way we can.