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You have a variety of options when it comes to dental floss, and understanding your product options will make it much easier to maintain the health of your smile. Our dentist can answer your oral health questions and help you choose the right flossing method for your smile.


Waxed Floss
Waxed floss is typically ideal for patients who have tight or misaligned teeth and struggle to clean between their teeth. The coating of wax helps the floss easily slide into tight spaces and remove plaque from deep below the gums.


Unwaxed Floss

Patients with straight teeth who either don’t need a waxy floss or don’t like the texture or flavors of waxed floss often find unwaxed floss to be the ideal option.


Water Flossing
Some people find that neither waxed nor unwaxed floss is right for them because they struggle with the floss string. If this is the case for you, you may want to consider a water flosser. Using gentle water pressure, water flossing removes bacteria and plaque from your teeth and gums.


Regardless of your preferred method of flossing, we want to remind you to only choose products that earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The Seal proves the product lives up to its claim and has been cleared for safety and efficiency through rigorous testing.

Please feel free to contact Novan Dental at 916-422-3991 today and schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Novan Nguyen, if you have any questions about your oral health or are due for your next dental checkup.