Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Which Dental Floss Is the Best of All?


You wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and begin going through the routine of taking care of your smile. However, as you begin brushing your teeth, you might notice that your toothbrush just doesn’t quite fit in all those crevices that are hard to reach on the surface of and in between teeth. You might recall a conversation your parents or caretakers had with you on the importance of using dental floss in your oral care when you were younger. You might have also ignored them, or maybe you neglected flossing your teeth daily for most of your life because – let’s be honest – many people just don’t like doing it.

So, you go off to your local general store to hunt down a dental floss. However, as you begin perusing the aisle, viewing all the different varieties of dental string, you begin to realize that there are a lot to choose from. You might not know which to pick and begin to wonder which one is the best!

Glide Pro-Health Comfort Plus Dental Floss

This dental floss has become a favorite among many for its smooth, beeswaxed string that easily glides in between hard-to-reach crevices. It is a solid choice for anyone who wishes to use floss that won’t get stuck in between your teeth when you’re flossing.

However, what if you care about the environment? Look no further than:

Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque Flat Spearmint Floss

If you have a roomy mouth, with teeth spread far apart, then this dental floss is for you. It is safe to say that this type of floss is all-natural, so environmentally conscious patients shouldn’t worry about using this dental floss. It also won’t get stuck in your teeth and is treated with three types of waxes (including beeswax) that makes it easily flow in between your teeth.

Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss

This type of dental floss is great if you’re suffering from sensitive gums. It’s a flexible, cushiony floss that goes easy on your teeth and gums. The floss is lightly covered with a wax that contains beeswax. Also, if you are gluten-free, you will be happy to learn that this particular floss contains no gluten. Finally, the dispenser is biodegradable, so you can have a clean conscious when you toss it.

Platypus Orthodontic Flosser

This type of dental floss makes it easy to floss when you have braces. This type of dental floss slides smoothly in between teeth and fits underneath your braces so you can floss effectively. Also, the end of the floss handle has a head with tiny bristles, enabling you to clean underneath the brace wire.

For more information about dental floss technique or shopping recommendation or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 724-220-2347.

Dr. Alexandra S. George

Medically reviewed by Dr. Alexandra S. George - D.D.S., L.Vl.I.F. on March 9th, 2020