There are many types of dental floss available today; they come in different materials, colors, and flavors. For patients with crowded teeth, waxed floss is effective because it slides through those tight spaces more easily, while dental tape is a better option for people with bridges or large spaces between their teeth.

Floss can be purchased in single-use holders or self-dispensing boxes. The single-use holders are perfect for patients with arthritis or dexterity problems who have a hard time wrapping floss around their fingers.