Dentists advise flossing at least once per day to remove food and bacteria from your teeth and gums. Let’s face it, daily flossing can be a bit of a pain. The sad truth is, most people do not floss daily, and many people don’t do it at all.
If you care about your dental health but have a hard time following through with flossing every day, water flossing may be the thing for you. After all, it’s much quicker and easier to simply spritz water in your mouth than to awkwardly force a green string through every gap between your teeth.
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.
Sticky plaque build-up is what leads directly to cavities and gum disease. Unfortunately, plaque cannot be removed by brushing alone. It hides in the cracks and gumline. Using an ADA-accepted water flosser daily adds another tool to your arsenal of oral health.
If you have trouble with traditional floss, now you have another option. Natural candidates for water flossers may have braces or dental work that is difficult to work around. So, forget flossing by hand and get a water flosser.
If you have questions about water flossers? Call Dr. Alan Nix for more information. Please contact Alan L. Nix DDS to make an appointment at: 972-563-7633, or come by our office in Terrell, Texas.