Health-conscious people want to keep their teeth as clean as possible. The team at Staten Island Dental Care can assure you, that’s best for your dental health.
But people are also looking for convenience. That’s why many of them turn to floss picks instead of conventional dental floss. How do the two stack up against each other?
Those little floss picks are quite handy. They usually have a handle that is pointed and can double as a toothpick, and a length of floss strung in a U-shaped groove. They are affordable 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 only 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 really love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient. But try to use regular dental floss daily.
Remember, flossing is the best way to get those areas between your teeth that your toothbrush cannot reach. Regular dental floss is best for this, since it can be wrapped around the tooth.
At Staten Island Dental Care, the dental health of our patients is our top priority. Our services include general and restorative dentistry, and dental implants. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup today.
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