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Dental floss is a great tool that helps you clean the crevices of your smile, which is necessary for a top-notch oral health and smile. Sometimes it’s tough to use dental floss or even know which floss is the best floss to use. To help you know a little more and to answer the questions you have about dental floss in Kansas City, Kansas, our dentist, Dr. Shelly Galvin, is happy to give you the answers to commonly asked questions about the product.

Q: Why are there different types of dental floss?

A: Because each type of floss serves a different purpose. This makes it possible to customize your flossing routine. For example, there is waxed floss and unwaxed floss. Waxed floss slides easily into tight-knit areas while unwaxed floss can deal with bigger gaps between teeth. Waxed floss tends to be a little stronger because unwaxed floss shreds easily.

Q: What are water flossers?

A: Water flossers are a certain type of flossing tool, but it doesn’t actually use floss. It uses water. It’s a small wand that sprays water out of the tip. As the water escapes, you press the tip to the cracks between your teeth and it cleans the area. It’s like giving your smile a bath.

Q: Which kind of floss should I use?

A: Your preference is all that matters when it comes to the specific floss to use to clean your smile.

Would you like to know more about dental floss? Or would you like answers to additional questions? If so, please contact Westwood Dental at 913-432-0765. Our dental team is happy to give you the information you need so you can have a top-notch flossing routine!