The two best dental tools you have at home in your fight against dental disease are brushing and flossing. You’ve probably heard your dentist’s plea to floss every day. But, the sad truth is, most people do not floss daily, and many people don’t do it at all.
Since many people do not have a good record of flossing every day, they seek other options for their dental health. If you are one of these people that have a hard time following through with flossing, water flossing may be the thing for you. You will find that simply spritzing warm water in your mouth rather than awkwardly forcing a green string between every gap in your teeth is refreshing, and much easier. Because flossing is vastly simpler with a water, people tend to be more consistent and will do it every day.
Water flossing uses a pulsating stream of water to clean around the teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) has even given its Seal of Acceptance to water flossers as they have tested them to be safe and effective at removing plaque.
The ADA (American Dental Association) has given its seal of approval to water flossers in helping to remove sticky plaque build-up. It hides in the cracks and gumline, threatening to advance decay. Plaque leads directly to gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis. Since plaque cannot be removed by brushing alone, it is vital that you find a convenient solution to get flossing.
You now have another choice if you find traditional flossing every day difficult. The obvious candidates for water flossers may have braces or dental work that is hard to work around. Instead of manually flossing by hand, find success with a water flosser.
If you have questions about water flossers? Call Dr. Brandon Schvaneveldt for more information. Please contact Ridge View Smile Care to make an appointment at: 435-752-1434, or come by our office in Logan, Utah.