Health-conscious people want to keep their teeth as clean as possible. However, they are also looking for convenience. That’s why many of them turn to floss picks instead of traditional dental floss. These little tools 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 economical and can be used more discretely than floss.
Which is Better?
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? The first thing is to communicate with your dentist about what actions you should take to improve your oral health in Pearland. If you love floss picks, continue to use them when convenient, but try to use regular dental floss daily. Regular floss may not be as convenient, but they are very efficient at cleaning between your teeth.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are in the process of improving your oral health in Pearland, we hope that you consider Montz and Maher Dental Group. We have been serving the Houston area since 1997 from our Pearland office. Our friendly staff would love to answer any questions you have regarding flossing and other concerns of oral health in Pearland. We also welcome questions about cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening and dental veneers. Call 832-895-5120 today to schedule an exam or consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.