Plaque that is not removed by brushing and cleaning between your teeth can eventually harden into a rough substance called tartar( or calculus ). Tartar collects along your gum line and can lead to gum disease. Once tartar forms, only your dentist can remove by the method called flossing. Dental or tooth floss is a cord of thin filaments used to remove food and dental plaque from between teeth in areas a tooth brush is unable to reach. Types of Floss Waxed floss
Traditional string floss, nylon waxed monofilament floss also available coated in polytetrafluoroethylene(PTFE), Does not fray.
Traditional string floss, unwaxed multi-filaments.
Waxed floss that has a wider and flatter design to conventional floss.
Regular diameter floss, wider tufted portion looks like yarn. Tip of product also resembles a threader.
A length of floss with an attached threader tip.
Bow type tip and single filament nylon tip.
Benefits of flossing
Cleaner feeling teeth to prevent cavities and avoid tooth loss.
Alleviate bad breadth
Prevent gingivitis which may lead to periodontitis
Reduces the risk of obesity, cardio-vascular disease, atherosclerosis, high blood sugar and high blood pressure(which are the secondary effects of periodontitis)
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