Traditional dental floss is a popular choice for removing food particles and plaque from between teeth. It can be made of either nylon or silk, and comes in both waxed and unwaxed versions. Waxed floss can be helpful for people with tight spaces between their teeth, as it can glide more easily. Unwaxed floss, on the other hand, may be less likely to shred or break.
Water flossers are a newer type of oral hygiene device that use a stream of water to remove food particles and plaque from between teeth and along the gumline. They can be helpful for people with braces or other dental appliances, or those who have difficulty using traditional floss.
Dental tape is a wider and flatter type of floss that may be easier to use for people with larger gaps between their teeth. It can be made of nylon or polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and may be coated with wax or other substances to make it easier to slide between teeth.
Floss picks are small, plastic tools that hold a short length of floss between two prongs. They can be helpful for people who find traditional flossing difficult, such as those with limited mobility or dexterity. However, they may not be as effective at removing plaque and food particles from between teeth as traditional floss.