You may have seen people use a floss-pick to clean in between their teeth. Floss-pick, or a floss-holder, is a plastic handle shaped like an F or a Y with a little piece of dental floss in between the handles. We admit, seeing someone using them looks cool and makes it seem that flossing your teeth is much more comfortable with one. But does this convenience come at a price? Which option is the better method to clean in between your teeth a floss-pick or traditional dental floss you get from the dispenser?
Pros of Using a Floss-Pick (Floss-Holder)
1. It’s easier to use a floss-pick than traditional dental floss. Most of us tend to find the task of flossing in between all our teeth to be quite challenging and time consuming. Removing the right amount of string, wrapping it around our fingers and maneuvering it between every single tooth can be tedious day after day. Using a ready make device with its own handle and the right amount of floss string in place sounds like a great and solution to making flossing easier.
2. Easier to access the furthest positioned teeth. Many of us have a hard time flossing those pesky teeth located all the way to the back of the mouth. Many find it more convenient to use a floss-pick over a traditional dental floss to gain better access to these distally located teeth without having to stuff their fingers all the way back there.
3. A good method to quickly floss your teeth when on the go. Due to their convenient design a floss-pick is not a bad way to clean in between your teeth when you are on the go and unable to carry and use traditional dental flosses with you. Keeping a few of these at work of in your glove compartment may not be bad way to get that piece of chips stuck between your teeth out if you can’t have your dental floss dispenser on your person.