Downtown Dental

Are floss picks as good as traditional string floss?

No!!!!! Floss picks are good for getting food out of your teeth but that is about all they are good for. The purpose of flossing is to disrupt the bacteria that coat the surface of the teeth both above and below the gum-line. In order to do this effectively, the floss needs to “hug” the tooth while sliding up and down. With traditional string floss, you can use your fingers to contour the floss to the surfaces you are trying to clean…this is much tougher if not impossible with floss picks.

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