The Benefits of Flavored Floss
If your children aren’t enthusiastic about flossing, remind them that floss with a mint flavor can not only enhance their smiles by removing potentially embarrassing food pieces, but it can also help promote fresh breath, which might get them motivated to do their flossing before school.
Adults can appreciate flavored floss, too. If you see students, clients or patients throughout the day with little time for oral care until you get home at night, a flavored floss may be just what you need after lunch. And if you don’t want the mint in your floss to clash with the mint in your toothpaste, keep mint flavor floss in your desk for midday dental care and use an unflavored floss with your toothpaste of choice as part of your evening oral care routine.
But if you could only have one floss, what should it be? The answer is this: The one you’ll use every day. That said, Oral-B® Ultra Floss® is a good all-purpose option, because its special nylon fibers stretch thin to fit between teeth but spring back to clean away plaque, making it easy to use correctly. Also the pre-measured strands make it convenient, which means you may be more likely to use it regularly. But remember: Your flossing needs may vary, so it's helpful to try different types of floss to see which one suits you best.