Health-conscious people want to keep their teeth as clean as possible. However, they are also looking for convenience. That’s why many of them turn to floss picks instead of standard dental floss. If that sounds like you, the team at the Carrollton Dentist urges you to re-consider.
We realize these little tools are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed, which can double as a toothpick. At the other end is a length of floss strung across two little posts. The tool is economical 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 actual floss when it comes to effectiveness.
The American Dental Association has approved dental floss for cleaning in between teeth. One issue is that floss picks can’t curve and form the angles needed for superior cleaning.
So, what is a responsible dental patient to do? If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss daily.
If you are in the process of looking for a new dentist, we hope that you consider The Carrollton Dentist. We provide general dentistry, along with popular cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call us today.
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