Floss handles, holders, and threaders are common dental floss accessories that make dental floss easier to use. Floss handles and holders can be helpful for those who do not have the full use of their hands. They are also beneficial in reaching the back or posterior teeth. Floss threaders are commonly used to clean under dental bridges, connected crowns, implants, and orthodontic appliances. If these areas aren't kept clean, recurrent decay, bone loss, and infection can occur. Floss threaders are flexible and easy to use.
Proctor and Gamble and Sunstar America Inc. are major suppliers of floss threaders, handles, and holders. Water Pik Technologies also manufactures several types of water flossers.