How a Water Flosser Could Improve Your Oral Health
Posted on 8/24/2020 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
You have probably heard since you were a child… do not forget to brush your teeth! And we could not agree more! Beyond brushing though, we cannot forget the importance of flossing also, as a part of your daily oral hygiene. Choosing the best way to floss is equally as important as brushing.
What is a Water Flosser?
String dental floss a very common form of flossing, and often the first thing that comes to mind when we think of flossing. It is inexpensive and does a fairly decent job of getting in between teeth. However, the water flosser is more efficient, safer, and better for your teeth and gums.
The water flosser works by using water pressure and sometimes pulsation, in a steady stream, to remove unwanted particles from areas of your teeth, that your toothbrush may miss. Pieces of food left stuck in between teeth can lead to the erosion of enamel, and tooth decay. We often do not know those particles are there, but the water flosser will find them.
Is a Water Flosser Safe?
A water flosser is very safe, and often safer than string floss. String floss can easily cut into your gums when not used properly, or simply from slipping on accident with the floss. And although string floss can catch some left behind food particles, it will not catch as much as the water flosser.
A water flosser, when used before brushing, really cannot hurt your teeth and gums since it is just water. It will safely and effectively remove unwanted debris from in between your teeth and gum area.
We recommend the water flosser for excellent oral hygiene. If you are unsure of which type to purchase, or how to use the water flosser, our office can answer all of those questions for you.