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Flossing is often viewed as a chore that people prefer to avoid. The lack of flossing causes bleeding and sore gums and it can lead to other oral problems in the future. However, did you know there are two kinds of floss that can help you if you struggle to floss your teeth? Well, it’s true and those options include:

Unwaxed Floss

Unwaxed floss is the traditional floss that is commonly used. This floss is harder to get between the teeth, but many people like it because there is no chance of wax rubbing off the floss and onto your teeth.

Waxed Floss

Waxed floss is recommended for people who struggle with flossing between the teeth. The wax helps the floss slide between your teeth, which reduces the chance of you damaging your gums. This floss is great for people who have teeth that are too close together. It makes it so they don’t have to use extreme force when they floss.

Understanding the difference of the two kinds of floss will help you with your floss decision. If you have any questions, please be sure to talk to your dentist. Your dentist can answer any questions you have. So, call us today at 319.291.3908 and let us help you achieve a cleaner smile.