This blog post from Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa takes a look at what seems like a very convenient way to clean your teeth. We mean floss picks, the choice of countless health-conscious men and women.
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 affordable 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 regular dental floss when it comes to effectiveness.
The American Dental Association has only approved dental floss for cleaning in between teeth. One issue with them is that floss picks can’t curve and form the angles needed for superior cleaning.
So, what is a responsible dental patient to do? The first thing is to speak with your dentist. If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss daily, too.
The staff at Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa would love to answer any questions you have regarding flossing and other dental health concerns. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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