Are floss picks as good as regular floss? While it’s better to use a floss pick than to not floss at all, it’s important to note that floss picks can only clean a part of the tooth’s surface. At Beveridge Dental in San Jose we recommend traditional floss or tape. Here’s why:
A floss pick holds just a small piece of floss stretched in a straight line. But teeth are rounded, with occasional irregularities. A straight segment of floss just won’t conform to the contours of the tooth as well as traditional string floss.
By wrapping string floss completely around a tooth, you can clean off plaque far more effectively. We have seen patients who are dutiful floss pick users who developed decay due to a small crack the floss pick missed day after day.
At Beveridge Dental in San Jose we want all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. That means daily flossing and brushing, and a checkup every six months. Patients from all over Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Willow Glen come to us for our family and cosmetic dentistry, and so much more. Schedule your next appointment today!
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