Types of Dental Floss

Types of String Floss:

Dental floss comes in a variety of colors, materials and even flavors. Waxed varieties slide through the teeth, allowing people with extremely tight spaces to floss more easily. Popular flavors of floss include wintergreen and cinnamon. Waxed floss does tend to fray more than unwaxed floss.

A type of material called dental tape can be effective for people with large spaces between their teeth, or for people with bridge work.

Plackers (Flossers):

Plackers are a great alternative to string floss, especially for younger children. These are single-use, easy to hold, and come in a variety of colors and shapes. We at Greater Boston Smiles recommend putting plackers in the tub or shower and incorporating flossing into the nighttime bath routine. That way, it becomes habitual and fun-to-do during bath time!