Rockledge Dental
1950 Rockledge Boulevard, Suite 207, Rockledge, FL 32955

Flossing: What’s The Best Tool For The Job?

Flossing: What's The Best Tool For The Job?

Flossing is an integral part of any dental health routine, preventing gingivitis and other gum diseases. There are many flossing options on the market today, so which type is best for you?

According to the Mayo Clinic, traditional dental floss is considered the best tool for effective flossing. Because it slides between the teeth, it clears bacteria and plaque on the sides of the teeth as well as in between along the gumline. Other tools, such as water picks, are also available. Water picks aim a stream of water at the teeth and remove food particles from your teeth, but should not be considered a substitute for brushing and flossing.

There are two types of dental floss, nylon and PTFE floss, according to Colgate. Nylon floss comes in waxed and non-waxed varieties, and is the most common and inexpensive floss, but it may tear or shred in particularly tricky spots. PTFE is slightly more expensive, but it slides easily between the teeth and will not shred. There are also floss holders that can make flossing hard-to-reach areas much easier. 

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The staff service at Rockledge Dental was friendly, professional and efficient.
Mary H.
I hate to go to the dentist but Patti made me feel at ease as she polished my teeth. Jennie fished my cleaning and I was on my way home in no time. Thx
Bill I.
Everyone very friendly and the dentist was AMAZING!
Michelle A.
Very friendly. Great communication. Charmin was quick and painless.
Travis G.
The staff are very friendly and your wait time is not very long. Doctor always comes and shakes my hand and says hello even if it was just Pat and Jennie that were working on my teeth, couple of cool […]
Paul D.
Great Staff
Michael D.
I was really impressed with all the staff including the doctor. They work hard to make you feel at ease. They are prompt and courteous. I will recommend them to anyone who needs dental care.
Vicki K.
Great staff and caring dentist. Felt very comfortable and location was start of the art and clean.
Kevan A.
Very little wait time. Friendly and helpful staff. Love Lenny!
Deborah H.
Great painless, friendly service. Very professional service. I was on the wait list for a cancellation and when a cancellation happened, they were able to accommodate me.
Jennifer D.
The staff is always friendly and with someone with dentist anxiety they always make me feel comfortable and talk about what is going to be done!
Ashley M.
So friendly and professional! Love the dentist!
Debbie H.
The care that both Jennie and Patti provided during this bi-annual cleaning and checkup. People matter. And knowing that I’ll be in Jennie’s goes a long way toward keeping me with the practice.
Mark H.
I like Rockledge Dental very much, everyone is very nice and easy going. If you need help with any thing, they are right there to make everything stress free. Dr Torres and staff are wonderful.
Leanne F.
I am currently attending a college in a different area and it was difficult for me to get a teeth cleaning every 6 months because of appointments. Two years pass and I still did not get a cleaning […]
Courtney M.
You work with us so nice. Dad with cancer, Mom hauling him, us girls, or her own appts. You have always been able to fit my family in
Melia M.
The dental office was great! They were very tentative and service was quick. I had a great experience.
Ian B.
very freindly
Terry M.
Everyone was great with my son.
Robert M.
Friendly staff and very professional
Sharon M.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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