Are the floss picks/sticks the same as using regular floss?
No! I call the floss picks "cheater floss". You can get in between your teeth with them, however they do not adequately wrap around the teeth to remove all the sticky plaque trapped in between. Often, patients using floss sticks will still have tartar buildup, stain and plaque in between the teeth usually just below the papilla (pointed gums between the teeth). This is the area where the sticks usually miss. Floss sticks are better than NOT flossing at all...BUT traditional floss always wins over the sticks!