Choosing The Right Dental Floss

There’s not necessarily a right or wrong dental floss. However, there is a better and then not-so-great floss for your particular dental hygiene needs. As a result, it’s good to become familiar with your options and how to make a selection, so you can ensure your smile is as healthy as possible. Just take a deep breath, let go of any assumptions you have about floss, and get ready to take in the easy-to-remember details you need for optimal flossing.

Check Out The Flavors

There are a lot of flavors out there (and for those of you who like flavorless – this is often an option, as well). It’s important to remember that your preventive care can be enjoyable, so take the time to thoroughly investigate your options in the dental hygiene aisle at your local drugstore. Once you have a general idea of what’s on the market, you will be able to try out new items with greater ease until you determine what you like (and dislike).

Don’t Only Choose What Your Friend Chooses

Well, that is, unless you have similar dental hygiene requirements. Just remember that your gum tissue may not be similar to your friend’s. It’s all about choosing a texture that works for you. For instance, if you have sensitive gums and your friend does, too, then great – a recommendation may prove helpful. However, maybe your friend has sensitive gums but you don’t. As a result, choosing something according to your needs will provide you with the preventive care product appropriate for your unique grin.


Our team offers our patients and their family access to comprehensive dental care, including general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Cliniccontact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.