Waxed floss vs. cloth floss...which is considered better?

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flossingWaxed floss vs. cloth floss...which is considered better?

Dental floss comes in many forms: waxed and unwaxed, woven "cloth", flavored and unflavored, wide and regular. Wide floss, or dental tape, may be helpful for people with a lot of bridgework. They all clean and remove plaque. Waxed floss might be easier to slide between tight teeth or tight restorations. However, the unwaxed floss makes a squeaking sound to let you know your teeth are clean.

The type of floss we give to you at your dental appointment is the woven variety. We prefer this floss because it removes more plaque due to its texture. The important part is that you floss daily, so if you are more comfortable with a different type of floss let us know. Also, if you have questions about how to floss, ask us at your next dental appointment.