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Importance Of Using A Water Flosser In Dental Care


Posted on 7/24/2023 by Nancy Shiba DDS
Importance Of Using A Water Flosser In Dental Care Good dental hygiene necessitates the need to clean in between the teeth. Whereas standard dental floss gets the job done to an extent, a water flosser guarantees a better job.

Plaque Removal


Water flossers use a pressurized stream of water to get rid of bacteria, debris, and plaque that has accumulated in the mouth. Sometimes brushing may not be sufficient to remove food debris stuck in between the teeth. Water flossers come in handy in such hard-to-reach areas. Tartar accumulation is the leading cause of gum disease and decay. As such, water flossers help to avert the onset of cavities and other gum disease infections. Plaque removal in the mouth gets rid of bad breath. Water flossing allows you to stay fresh, clean, and well-hydrated. More so when you are cultured to water floss after every meal.

Reduced Gum Inflammation


Water flossers clean off bacteria and thus prevent an overgrowth of the same. Bacteria overgrowth can cause gum inflammation and bleeding. Water flossing reduces the chances of contracting gingivitis and periodontal diseases. They are easy to use, especially for people with sensitive gums or teeth who find traditional flossing to be painful and irritating.

Versatility and Accessibility


Water flossers come in different variations. First and foremost, you can use a water flosser with different solutions such as hydrogen peroxide, mouthwash, or just pure clean water. Overall, the flexibility to use different solutions guarantees greater effectiveness. Water flossers are equally friendly to people with dental appliances such as braces, bridges, and implants among others. Dental work can sometimes make it difficult to floss traditionally. Water flossers are vital in bridging that gap. How about the convenience that comes with a water flosser? You can use a water flosser as you shower or watch the television. Incorporating the use of a water flosser into your daily dental hygiene practice can help improve your general dental health. Schedule a consultation with us for more advice on how to ensure you maintain good oral hygiene.

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Nancy Shiba, DDS, 125 N Jackson Ave, Suite 103, San Jose, CA 95116-1914 | (669) 306-7669 | nancyshibadds.com | 6/14/2024