The Difference Between Waxed and Unwaxed Floss?

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flossYou know how important it is to floss your teeth as part of your daily hygiene routine.  But there are so many different types of floss to choose from, waxed and unwaxed floss, flavored or non-flavored.  What is the difference between them all?

Waxed floss has a coating that makes it easier to get the floss between the teeth. Waxed floss is they type of floss that is flavored. Unwaxed floss doesn’t have a coating, it’s thinner and doesn’t have any flavoring.  As for which is more effective, it just depends on who you are.

Just ask your dentist.  It doesn’t matter what floss you use, as long as you are using it.  Find the floss that you enjoy the most and is most comfortable to you.  If you aren’t sure which floss you will like the best, check out the article from Mark Burhenne of “Ask The Dentist”.  He lists some reasons waxed or non-waxed floss might be your preference.  Read about it here: What’s the Difference Between Waxed and Non-Waxed Floss?.

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