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Flossing is the most effective way to clean plaque and residual food particles from between your teeth and along the gumline. The American Dental Association recommends that you floss your teeth once a day immediately after you’re done brushing. When shopping for dental floss, there are some minor variations to keep in mind.

Most brands of dental floss are made from either extruded monofilament or braided nylon strands. Monofilament is sometimes available in different thicknesses. So, it’s worth taking the time to try a couple different types of floss to find the thickness that is right for you.

Nylon dental floss can also be woven into wide, thin dental tape. This is especially helpful for people who have issues working dental floss between their teeth and along the gumline.

Waxed dental floss is often made from nylon and has been treated with a special waxy coating. This allows the strand to slip between teeth easier. It is commonly loaded into floss threaders to help people with braces.

Flavor additives on dental floss are only a cosmetic addition. There is no clinical or medicinal value to the flavoring, so feel free to choose whatever flavor you want.

If you have questions about what type of dental floss is right for you and your family, you can always call Dr. Wallace Lunden at 612-822-2176 to seek further advice. Our Cedar Point Dentistry dental team is more than happy to help you choose the best floss in Minneapolis, Minnesota!