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The American Dental Association recommends that you thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline. This important daily oral hygiene routine is essential for freeing and clearing away bacterial deposits before they can contribute to cavities and periodontal health problems.

Finding your preferred type of dental floss can help keep you and your family members encouraged to floss daily. To answer this concerns oral care product manufacturers create multiple varieties of dental floss.

Unwaxed dental floss is typically a simple strand created from either extruded monofilament or micro-braided nylon. While some manufacturers will apply added flavors to unwaxed floss many sell it plain.

The special coating of waxed dental floss helps to slip the dental floss into tight places. This can be especially helpful if you have tightly fitting teeth or a member of your family has braces. The wax can also be treated with flavor additives to make it cosmetically appealing.

It’s important to note that these variations in dental floss do not alter their general clinical effectiveness. Yet you should always look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance before purchasing any brand of dental floss.

If you live in the Mill Valley, California, area and you have gum health or oral hygiene concerns, you should call 415-578-5879 to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Sohrab Saghezchi and the specialists at Southern Marin Dental.