Floss or Floss Picks...THAT is the question!

Q: 

Which is better-floss picks or traditional floss?

 

A:

Traditional floss wins this contest! 

 

 Using floss picks is easy, convenient, and better than not flossing at all. However, floss picks just go straight up and down between the teeth. This is a problem because teeth are curved so by only going straight up and down, the floss picks are missing a big portion of the tooth. 

 

Flossing with traditional floss allows you the freedom of wrapping the floss around each tooth in a "C" shape. This "C" shape is able to clean much more of the curved surface of the tooth!

 

If you like floss picks and use them frequently-don't stop-they do have some benefit. Just be sure and floss with traditional floss 2-3 times a week as well!

 

If you have more flossing questions be sure and ask your dentist or hygienist!