Benefits of Using a Water Flosser Over Traditional Floss
Posted on 9/7/2020 by Amy
When it comes to oral hygiene, brushing alone is simply not enough. Toothbrush bristles are too large to get between the hard to reach areas of the teeth where small particles of food and bacteria can hide out and cause plaque. That's where flossing comes into play. But when it comes to choosing your method, using a water flosser instead of traditional string floss has many benefits as a safe, risk-free alternative.
It's Overall Healthier and More Effective than String Floss
Clinical studies have shown that patients who used a water flosser were able to remove more plaque than those who used string floss. Additionally, those same patients had less gingivitis and bacterial growth. Many people reported an overall 'deep clean' feeling after using a water flosser. Studies also show that using a water flosser prevents cavities, tooth loss, and decay. In patients with diabetes, whom are generally more prone to inflammation and periodontal disease, a water flosser is a much healthier option. It's also a must for patients with dental implants, braces, crowns, or non-removable bridgework.
Water Flossers are Easy to Use!
With adult supervision, even children as young as the age of six can use a water flosser. Unlike string floss, water flossers are much easier to maneuver as they require little manual dexterity. This can be especially important for patients who may suffer from arthritis. With a simple glide of the flosser along the teeth and gum line, those hard to reach areas as well as tightly spaced teeth are clean in no time and with absolutely no bleeding of the gums, which is another concern for many patients.
Give our office a call to discuss any concerns you may have. Let us help you discover more of the benefits of water flossing.
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