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Have you ever wondered which floss to use? If so, you are not alone. There are dozens of choices laid before our eyes each time we find the isle at the store. So, how do you know which one to choose? These choices can help in keeping your smile healthy and fight off bacteria that is harmful to your smile. That is why our team is happy to talk to you about your flossing options.

Here at Dr. Stephen A. Maniaci in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, our professional staff is happy to help you in your choices when it comes to keeping your smile healthy. That is why, we have decided to talk to you about the differences in your flossing options, so you can better determine which floss is right for you.

There are two main types of floss: waxed and unwaxed floss.

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

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

One important factor to remember about dental floss, is no matter which floss you choose, having any floss to help remove the bacteria and food particles from your teeth and gums can help your smile stay healthy and strong. Any dental floss is better than no floss at all.

If you feel it’s time to come in for your dental checkup, or if you still have questions about your oral health, please call us today at 610-678-5858. Our friendly and professional staff is happy to take your call, and give you a positive and healthy smile to last.