How can I prevent my dental floss from getting stuck and breaking?

Floss. Unwaxed tend to tear more. I prefer j&j waxed- mint. If your teeth are extremely tight try glide floss. "only floss the one's you want to keep" !
Many different kinds. Dental tape is a stronger, thicker dental floss but can be more difficult to use in between tight tooth contacts. Waxed floss tends to not get caught or frey as much, but may not clean as well.
Technique. Slide the floss in pass the contact point. You can then pull it from one end.
Use waxed floss. The unwaxed dental floss will often get stuck and break. Use a waxed variety.

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Is all dental floss the same or are some better at removing the days food particles to prevent plaque/tartar build up?

Personal preference. There are different types of floss... waxed or unwaxed, thin or tape, even really thick floss for periodontal spaces. Someone's mouth can have different needs between different teeth, so you may need more than one type to get the job done correctly. Experiment a bit and have your periodontist or their hygienist guide you. Read more...
Dental Floss. There are different types of dental floss - waxed, unwaxed, flat, thin,..There's also what you call floss threaders which are effective for patients with crown and bridge. There's also a kind of floss which is easier to use (with a sling handle) for the ones with arthritis. Flat unwaxed is effective for plaque and thin for really tight contacts.There's also flavored ones.Technique of use is impt.! Read more...
Right dental floss. The most important point to remember is that the best floss for you is the floss that you will use every single day. Regardless if it's an electric flosser or one of the many types of standard floss. Read more...

How can using dental floss every day prevent a heart attack?

Floss. Studies have shown that certain bacteria found in the mouth , when getting into the bloodstream, can predispose susceptible patients to heart disease... Think of the Lever 2000 soap commercial where you have 2000 parts to clean, so brushing and flossing are part of those 2000 parts... Read more...
Doesn't Prevent. But a healthy mouth can decrease the incidence of cardiovascular disease, which in turn, can decrease the risk of a heart attack. Add in the fact that you will keep your teeth longer, it's a win-win from all sides. http://www.perio.org/consumer/heart_disease. Read more...
Keys to prevention. Healthy diet, regular physical activity, and not using tobacco products are the keys to prevention. Of course, keeping your gums in shape by flossing could lower your risk of heart disease. Read more...

Is it really important to floss? I am a vegetarian and never get food particles stuck between my teeth. Also, I live in a small town and our only supermarket doesn't even sell dental floss.

Depends. A dentist once said "only floss the teeth you want to keep". I like that advice. You can easily mail order floss. I like iherb.Com, and you can use discount code uzi333 for your first order. Read more...
Yes. Floss removes bacteria, too, not just food. The bacteria produce acid which causes tooth decay. You must have a pharmacy in your town... Floss could be found there. If not there is always the internet. Read more...
Absolutely. Flossing is essential to removing food debris and plaque from between your teeth. That is true whether you are carnivorous or a vegetarian. Without flossing, you will probably develop cavities between your teeth over time. Perhaps you've just been lucky so far. You can ask your pharmacy to order floss (and help out the rest of your community) or order it online, or you can risk the consequences. Read more...