If you visit the dental aisle of your supermarket or pharmacy, you may see dozens or even hundreds of types and brands of floss. It can be hard to choose a type of floss when there are so many options. All dental floss accomplishes the same thing, so it’s mostly a matter of personal preference. However, there are some types that can be more helpful than others. Here are three of the best types of dental floss:

Floss Picks

Floss picks are small instruments with a short piece of dental floss stretched across two plastic prongs. Instead of wrapping a length of floss around your fingers and reaching into your mouth, you can simply hold the handle of the floss pick. They tend to be easier to use than regular dental floss, so you may feel motivated to floss your teeth more often with these picks. Floss picks are also come in a variety of flavors, and they’re easy to take with you on the go.

Flavored Dental Floss

Flavored dental floss can be much more enjoyable to use than regular floss, and it can help freshen up your breath. The most popular flavor is mint, but you can find a wide variety of fruity and sweet flavors.

Gentle Dental Floss

Gentle dental floss has a soft, protective coating that prevents it from harming your gums. If you find regular floss to be harsh or abrasive, gentle floss might be a better option. As long as you floss with the right technique, it will be just as effective for removing plaque as regular floss.

There isn’t one type of floss that’s better than all the others. The best floss for you is one that you can use easily. If you like your dental floss, you’re more likely to floss daily, and you’ll take better care of your teeth.

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