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Dental Hygiene

Floss

10/11/2007

Question:

My hygienist gave me "gum mint waxed floss by butler" on one visit and on another follow up visit she gave me "oral b satin floss"; my concern/question is if I ran out of both these flosses and had to use another floss(Dr. Fresh mint waxed floss) of mine one night that I bought myself a while back, should I be concerned that I did not immediately buy one of the flosses my hygienist gave to me? In other words, will one day of using a different floss than the one given to me by the hygienist really have an impact on the health of the teeth? Thanks.

Answer:

Absolutely not.  It is more the activity of flossing rather than what you are using.

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Response by:

Wendy  J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS Wendy J Moore, RDH, EFDA, BS, MS
Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University