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Flossing helps you to clean your teeth and gums on a daily basis and is a very important habit. While claims of antiseptic mouthwash effectively removing lingering particles from the mouth, we encourage you to continue flossing to properly clean away plaque and food particles. When it comes to selecting a floss product, you can choose from types such as nylon and monofilament, but the main decision lies with waxed and unwaxed options.

If you are choosing between waxed and unwaxed dental floss, we invite you to learn more about how these options impact your smile.

Floss that doesn’t contain a layer of wax is made of plain monofilament material that usually doesn’t contain any flavors either. Many patients prefer unwaxed floss because they find the flavor to be nauseating or provide too strong of a taste.

Waxed dental floss has a waxy layer applied to help it maneuver around braces appliances, close teeth, and other tight spaces. Often times, the wax contains flavors like mint and cinnamon that make the floss taste better and add a refreshing aftertaste to your smile.

Overall, dental professionals endorse both waxed and unwaxed products when it comes to cleaning your teeth and gum line to prevent tooth decay and other issues. However, your personal preference may determine that one type of floss is more ideal than the other. You are welcome to contact Eastern Hills Dental at 513-231-7474 to speak with our dentist, Dr. Amanda Rhoades, regarding your questions about flossing in Cincinnati, Ohio.