You expect people to have strong opinions about politics, religion, their favorite sports teams and the latest Kardashian family exploits.

However, you might be surprised to learn that they also have some pretty strong viewpoints about dental floss. But they do.

And if you’re going to get in the flossing habit you, too, might form strong opinions about the feel, taste and effectiveness of the floss you use.

Flossing not only gives you healthy gums but it’s been found by researchers to add 6.4 years to your life as well. So if you’re looking to up your flossing game and do it with the best dental floss you can find, we’ve compiled a list to help you get started.

Below you’ll find 3 of the best dental floss choices around and one that you should avoid at all costs. Here you go…

An Off Brand Dental Floss Winner

A lot of people swear by this stuff.

In fact one Amazon reviewer says Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss shouldn’t be called Smart… it should be called miraculous.

That seems like a bit of an exaggeration for dental floss but hey, who are we to judge?!

There are a few things people especially like about Dr. Tung’s.

First is how well it picks up stuff that’s caught between your teeth. One person says they can SEE the difference as they’re flossing.

Second, people like that it’s thick enough to get stuff out but thin enough to fit between even closely spaced teeth.

Third, it’s strong and doesn’t break.

And, finally, a lot of people like the minty – yet not overpowering taste.

So if you’re looking for an alternative to all the big brand floss products out there, give Dr. Tung’s Smart Floss a try.

For Those Who Love Hard-to-Find Woven Dental Floss

Some people love woven dental floss (as opposed to wax or glide floss). However woven floss is getting harder and harder to find. Especially in stores.

Lucky for woven floss lovers, Listerine Gentle Care Woven Floss care is available and is the most highly rated of the woven flosses available on Amazon. This product replaced the Reach woven floss with fluoride making a lot of former Reach users very happy.

A lot of people rave about the feel of this woven floss. It’s very gentle and great for sensitive gums. Though, for those not used to the interwoven threads of woven floss, it might take some getting used to.

Most people do like the taste though some feel the cinnamon flavoring is a little too strong for their liking.

The Top Rated Dental Floss Picks

Don’t want to mess with wrapping floss around your fingers? Well, then picks may be the way to go.

And, of all the dental floss picks on the market, the Oral B Glide Floss Picks are the most highly rated. In fact, you really can’t find anyone who has anything bad to say about them (which is unusual for any type of product!).

Reviews from users, including a dental hygienist who buys this product for her family, sing the praises about these picks.

They’re strong. They don’t shred or break. They don’t get stuck in your teeth.

And they’re easy to use so you can floss one handed while watching TV, using the computer or reading a book.

Some people also really like the shape of these picks which makes it super easy to reach all areas of your mouth.

This is another one that is hard to find in stores so you may have better luck (and get better pricing) when buying them online.

The Dental Floss to Avoid

With just a 2.1 star rating out of 5 on Amazon, there’s one dental floss option that it seems you’re better off avoiding.

It’s the Allstar Innovations Power Floss (As Seen on TV).

It’s an “air powered dental water jet” that’s supposed to blast the particles out from between your teeth. Sounds like a cool idea but, according to many reviewers, it doesn’t seem to work well.

People call it “junk”, say it’s “ineffective” and that you’re better off saving your money.

Maybe the product will be improved over time but, for now at least, it seems like one to avoid.