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There are some people who face a difficult decision. Namely, should the floss or should they avoid the discomfort. Granted, almost everyone knows flossing is extremely important, but some people struggle with dental floss. Typically, this difficulty stems from the use of standard floss—and fortunately there are other options available.

For example, a floss pick may be better for you. Floss picks are pieces of plastic with a curved end that holds a string of floss. Also, the other end of a floss stick is a pick that you can use to remove large food. In fact, these ends work better than toothpicks do—in fact, you should probably avoid using toothpicks. They may break and lodge themselves between your teeth. This is a particularly useful option for people who struggle to reach their back teeth and for the elderly.

Similarly, if you have sensitive teeth, you may find dental tape (or ribbon floss) more comfortable. Dental tape is wider than dental floss, and because it may be more comfortable, you may be more likely to floss with dental tape. Of course, your dentist may offer you specific advice based on your individual needs.

If you are interested in learning more, or if you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us soon. We’ll happily answer any questions you may have.