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Are Water Flossers Effective?

Posted on 3/15/2024 by Weo Admin
young patient with braces using a water flosser to clean teethFlossing is a critical part of oral care. It removes lodged food particles and debris between the teeth, gums, and areas a regular toothbrush cannot reach. Flossing should be done at least once daily after meals before brushing. While you can floss your teeth any time, the ideal time to floss is before bedtime. You can use a traditional string floss or a water flosser. Many dental professionals recommend water flossers as they are more effective than conventional ones.

What Is a Water Flosser?

A water flosser is an advanced flossing device that uses pressurized water jets to clean the tiny gaps between the teeth. They remove plaque and food particles between your teeth and gums. Some water flossers have a pulsating effect, stimulating the gums and providing other oral benefits.

Using a Water Flosser

Flossing with a water flosser is straightforward and only requires three steps. The flosser has a water reservoir that requires filling before you can commence. Fill your flosser with warm water and position the tip on your teeth. Next, aim the tip at the spaces between your teeth and gumline. Lastly, turn the water flosser on and move it around your teeth and gums. The pressurized water streams will remove lodged food debris and plaque as you move the flosser.

Water Flosser Benefits

Water flossers have several benefits over conventional floss strings. In any case, some people find using a floss string to be awkward and messy. Others face challenges using a floss string correctly. A water flosser can help solve these problems. It is easy to use and does not require much time and effort. Besides, it provides a thorough clean.

A water flosser can help prevent and treat gingivitis and gum disease. Its pulsating effect stimulates the gum tissue without causing discomfort. You can use a water flosser to clean beneath your dental appliances if you have braces, permanent retainers, or bridges. Water flossers are also suitable for people with dexterity issues.

Contact us today to learn more about water flossers. Our dental experts are ready to answer all your questions.

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