Why is flossing important for your oral
Toothbrushes cannot reach the region between two teeth. Hence, plaque tend to accumulate there, thereby causing harm to gums and teeth in future. Dental floss and other interdental cleaners help to clean these hard-to-reach tooth surfaces and thus reduce the chances of gum disease and tooth decay due to bacteria in plaque. Always remember, a dental floss is not a replacement for toothbrush, but it complements brushing to maintain proper oral hygiene.
What do you mean by ‘ADA-accepted’?
In a news release, ADA or American Dental Association reaffirmed the use of an interdental cleaner (like floss) as an essential part of taking care of teeth and gums. You can check the details of your dental floss to see if it has ADA’s seal of acceptance. A company/brand earns the ADA Seal of Acceptance by producing scientific evidence that proves/demonstrates the safety and efficacy of its product.
ADA-accepted dental floss brands in USA
Now the question arises: “Which are the ADA-Accepted brands?”. Let’s go through all the brands that have the seal of ADA.
- DenTek Fresh Clean Floss Picks:
They give a fresh, clean feel with mint flavor. It is a textured, silky floss that fits extra tight teeth. It has advanced fluoride coating.
- DenTek Triple Clean Advanced Clean Floss Picks:
It is the thinnest, strongest floss of this brand that won’t break or shred. It is a super-strong, micro-textured, scrubbing floss that is composed of 200+ strands. It is infused with fluoride.
- DenTek Cross Flosser Plaque Control Floss Picks:
This unique x-shaped floss hugs teeth to remove food and plaque. It is a textured, super-strong scrubbing floss. It is infused with fluoride.
- DenTek Comfort Clean Sensitive Gums Floss Picks:
This slightly curved, soft, silky ribbon floss is easy to insert and gentler on the gums. It has advanced fluoride coating.
- DenTek Complete Clean Easy Reach Floss Picks:
This multi-strand scrubbing floss is flexible and extra-bristled, designed to easily reach both back and front teeth. It has advanced fluoride coating.
- DenTek Kids Fun flosser floss picks:
Wild Fruit flavored fluoride coated floss, with comfort handle designed to easily fit kids’ hands. It is an extra-strong scrubbing floss with fun-shaped floss pick, that easily fits in-between kids’ small teeth.
- Glide Pro-health Original:
Smooth, strong and shred resistant floss, that slides easily in tight spaces between teeth for a thorough clean.
- Glide Pro-health Deep Clean:
The brand says that this floss slides up to 50% more easily in tight spaces when compared to other flosses. It has a refreshing cool mint flavor
- Glide Pro-health Comfort Plus:
This is also claimed to slide up to 50% more easily in tight spaces and is extra soft on gums.
- CVS Health EaseBetween extra comfort dental Floss:
It is a soft and gentle waxed dental floss with a fresh mint flavor.
- CVS Health Dental Floss is available in the following varieties
CVS Health Waxed Dental Floss, CVS Health Unwaxed Dental Floss, CVS Health Mint Waxed Dental Floss, CVS Health Waxed Dental Tape, CVS Health Mint Waxed Dental Tape.
Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s of Maine Naturally Waxed Antiplaque Flat Floss:
It is spearmint flavored, gentle and flat floss
Reach Waxed Floss is a high quality waxed floss for a clean, healthy smile. It also has a variant with mint flavor.
- Quip refillable floss string:
It has a slim, lightweight, and travel-friendly refillable dispenser. You just have to replace the string inside. There is retractable top with notch to cut string. It is mint flavored and has a light wax coating to slide between teeth.
- Quip Refillable Floss Pick:
It comes inside a compact case. It has a refillable dispenser with a reusable handle and easy, one-click restringing of fresh floss.
What should you look for in a floss?
Always check for the ‘ADA-Accepted’ label on the cover of the dental floss before buying. If you have any doubts regarding selecting or usage of a floss, feel free to contact Dentaldost. Our expert team will guide you on how to use a floss properly and also to buy the best floss for you..!