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Finding the Right Type of Floss


Many dental patients will admit to having lack-luster flossing habits when it comes to their daily oral hygiene routine. It is a well known fact that daily flossing of teeth is a vitally important step to remove plaque and maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you avoid flossing because it is painful or cumbersome, you probably have not found the right type of dental floss. There are many more choices of dental floss these days, much more than waxed and un-waxed.

If you have braces, sensitive gums, tight fitting teeth or you just have a tough time manipulating floss where you need it to go, there are floss alternatives and specialized flossing products to consider. When you find the right type of dental floss, we bet you may change the way you feel about flossing your teeth.

If you have gums that are sensitive or gums that bleed easily look for a satin or ribbon type of soft dental floss. Satin or ribbon floss is ultra soft, flat and thin. It easily slips between teeth to gently remove plaque and debris at the gum line and in-between teeth. It is gentle on tender gums and provides a painless experience.

For patients with braces we realize flossing can be more difficult, but with special floss like Oral B’s Super Floss, that has a stiff end that can be thread between the wire of braces and a soft spongy component made to glide easily between teeth, flossing with braces is easier than you think. There are a few types of dental floss and flossing products made especially for flossing with braces.

Teaching kids to floss at an early age is important for parents. If flossing is introduced early, it becomes more of a habit. In between the age of 5-7, kids can start flossing themselves. Flossing can be tricky for kids to do by themselves, and even trickier for parents to fit their hands/fingers inside little mouths. Flossing picks or flossers are great for children who have difficulty flossing. Children have more control using a flosser or floss pick and can floss with more accuracy. Floss picks and flossers are not only for children. They are a great flossing alternative for dental patients of all ages.

If you try every type of floss and still don’t like it, or if you have dexterity problems and have problems manipulating floss, you may want to invest in an electric flosser. Oral-B makes an electric flosser called the Hummingbird that gently and efficiently cleans your gums.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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