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Are you someone who often skips flossing? If so, you could be putting your smile at risk. Without flossing, you are leaving your teeth vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. Flossing reaches the hard-to-reach places between your teeth and along your gum line where your toothbrush cannot reach.

To help you find floss that’s right for you, our team here at Char Dental in Honolulu, Hawaii, is happy to give you options of floss to try, so you can find the perfect floss for you.

The different kinds of floss 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 (808) 450-2155 to set up an appointment. Our friendly staff is always happy to give you a healthy and clean smile you can be proud of!