Dental Services in Hawthorne, Nutley & Surrounding Areas

Waxed or Unwaxed Floss

If you walk down the aisle at the store wondering which floss to pick, then we can help! Our team here at Adam Rauzman, DDS in Hawthorne, New Jersey, understands how tricky it can be to find the right dental product for you or your family members. That is why, we are happy to help explain to you the difference, so next time you are at the store you know what you need.

To put it simply, there is two unique types of floss: waxed and unwaxed floss.

Waxed vs Unwaxed Floss

Waxed floss:

Waxed floss has a thick, waxy coating on it that is great to use for people who have tight teeth or tight wedges in their teeth. The waxy coating helps your floss slide easier between your teeth to help remove the plaque buildup between them and deep along the gum line.

Unwaxed floss:

Unwaxed floss has a strong fiber material that works hard and well between the teeth and deep in the gum line. This is a perfect choice for anyone who has straighter teeth where the floss can go easily between your teeth and along your gums.

No matter which floss you pick, having any floss to help remove the bacteria and food particles from your teeth and gums can help your smile stay clean and strong. Remember, any dental floss is better than no floss.

If you have any questions about your oral health, please call us today at (973) 427-4201. Our professional team is always happy to address any questions or concerns you may have pertaining to your oral health.