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For some, flossing is painful because it causes their gums to bleed. However, did you know that if you keep flossing regularly, your gums become healthier and stronger, which means the bleeding stops? Well, it’s true! Flossing is essential to fighting off gum disease and tooth decay. It is also great to get food particles from between your teeth.

To help you find a floss that’s right for you, our team here at Barron Dentistry in Fort Worth, Texas, is happy to give you tips on the different kinds of floss. These are:

-Unwaxed floss: Unwaxed floss is a traditional kind of floss. They are great to use if you have a little space between your teeth.
-Waxed floss: Waxed floss is popular when your teeth are closer together. The wax helps the floss slide between the teeth and along the gumline easier.
-Water flosser: A water flosser has become extremely popular. This flosser forces water between your teeth and along your gum line, similar to a pressure washer. This is also a popular option.
-Dental picks: Dental picks are convenient for many because you don’t have to wind the floss around your fingers. They are easy to use and can go gently between your teeth to remove plaque and food particles.

If you still have questions about your oral health, or would like a dental checkup and cleaning, please call us today at 817.732.1626 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is always happy to give you a healthy and clean smile in time for the holiday season.