Traditional dental flosses come either in waxed or unwaxed types. Floss picks, on the other hand, are small pieces of plastic that hold about a half-inch span of dental floss for you on one end and double as a toothpick on the other end. Another type of dental floss is the super floss, which combines regular floss and spongy floss with a stiff end that serves as a threader for dental implants and bridges. Floss threaders, which you can use with dental floss, are also available.
Traditional dental floss, whether waxed or otherwise, comes in spools, and it works best for most people; the extra length allows you to maneuver it between your teeth. If your fingers lack the dexterity, floss picks are a good alternative. Waxed dental floss is also ideal for those with tight spaces in between their teeth. Those with larger gaps should use unwaxed floss or super floss. Dental floss threaders, on the other hand, work well for those with braces.