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Dental Floss & Flossers at Walgreens

Proper dental care is essential to your oral health and your overall well-being. Taking good care of your teeth is important for overall health. Flossing is an essential part of oral care, and Walgreens makes it easy to purchase the floss that you need for your healthy dental care routine. We offer an extensive selection of conventional dental floss and flossers and give you the freedom to shop online any time or to purchase the oral care products you need in our stores.

A Vital Part of Oral Care

Flossing is one of the most important things that you can do for your oral health. While toothbrushes are effective at removing food particles and germs from the fronts and biting surfaces of the teeth, the bristles can miss some debris. With dental floss, you can clean in places where toothbrushes can't reach, such as around the gum line and in between your teeth. Experts typically recommend flossing at least once per day. You can talk to your dentist to find out how often you should floss and to learn more about proper flossing techniques. Your dentist can also recommend the best type of dental floss for your unique oral care needs.

Features of Conventional Dental Floss

Conventional dental floss is a long, string-like material that is usually made out of a nylon or Teflon polymer. The floss comes wound around a bobbin inside of a small plastic container. One end of the floss is fed through an opening at the top. When you pull on the end, dental floss is dispensed through the opening. Once you have enough dental floss, you simply cut the end with a metal lip located across from the dispensing hole.

Comparing Conventional Floss

The first thing that you need to decide when shopping for conventional dental floss is whether you prefer waxed or unwaxed. Unwaxed dental floss is often more economical. Due to its slippery coating, waxed dental floss may be easier to use. Studies have found that both types of dental floss are equally effective when used properly, so the type that you use is generally a matter of preference. If you have difficulty using dental floss due to breakage, you may want to choose dental tape, which is slightly thicker and stronger. Dental floss comes in a variety of flavors as well as unflavored varieties, giving you the freedom to select the type that is most appealing to you.

Dental Floss Alternatives

Some people find it difficult to use conventional dental floss correctly. For these individuals, the makers of oral care products offer a number of alternatives for cleaning between the teeth and around the gums. One option is a flosser, a plastic stick with a short length of dental floss at the top. You can also find picks and mini brushes that are easy to maneuver around and in between the teeth. Water flossers that flush out food particles using pressurized water are another popular alternative to dental floss.