If you were looking for a wonderful New Year’s resolution, there just couldn’t be a better one than flossing daily. So, if you are one of the many people who started 2018 off with this great new habit — here’s to you! Flossing daily is a habit that will have benefits that last a lifetime.
Did you know that only string floss or Philips AirFloss Pro can most effectively clean in between teeth, according to the dental literature? Floss picks just don’t cut it.
And if you are only brushing your teeth, you are missing two very important surfaces of each tooth. The bristles of your toothbrush can only get to certain places (and in-between teeth just isn’t one of them).
Wondering which floss works best? I can tell you from personal experience that if you purchase a floss that does not easily go in between the teeth, you will not likely use it on a regular basis.
Additionally, if it is not located with your toothbrush, again, you probably aren’t going to floss daily.
Glide floss is coated and easily slides into place. Reach floss is another good choice. The waxed floss you grew up with that used to shred probably isn’t going to encourage you to want to floss regularly.
And did you know that the wax actually rubs off onto the surfaces of the teeth, preventing the fluoride from the toothpaste to penetrate the surfaces that are coated with the wax? Yet another reason to forego the waxed version.
So, purchase some Glide floss and join the rest of us and floss daily!