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If you’re in the oral hygiene aisle at the store, then you’re probably staring at all the dental floss options wondering which product is right for you. Well, our dentist, Dr. Peter McPherson, is more than happy to help you. When choosing dental floss, your preference is all that matters. So:

-If you’re interested in flossing between widely spaced teeth, then unwaxed or dental tape might be right for you. Unwaxed dental floss is made of 35 strands of thin nylon yarn. It can effectively clean between the teeth, but it does tend to break. Dental tape is a broader and flatter version of floss that can clean the crevices of the smile as well as the gumline.

-If you’re interested in flossing between tightly spaced teeth, then waxed floss or polytetrafluoroethylene floss might be the products you need. Waxed floss is a thin floss that is coated in wax. The wax helps make the floss stronger and smoother. Polytetrafluoroethylene floss is made of the same synthetic fiber used in high-tech rain gear.

To learn more about dental floss in Greer, South Carolina, please contact Twin Falls Family Dentistry at 864-663-5019. When you call our office, our dental team will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to giving you more information about flossing!