dental flossing

Consider This When Choosing Dental Floss

Flossing is an essential part of a solid oral hygiene routine. When faced with different types of floss, how do you know which one to choose?

Key takeaways:

  • If your teeth are close together, you may find it easier to use unwaxed floss.
  • If your teeth are moderately spaced out, you may want to try dental tape or waxed floss.
  • Water flossers are usually more effective for people who wear braces.

Your choice of floss is also a matter of comfort, so experiment with the different types available, or get advice from your dentist.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.