String floss is great, but water flossers make it easier than ever to have a glowing smile!
It’s recommended that we do it daily, along with brushing and regular exercise. Flossing is an important part of oral health. But what if you’re not a fan of traditional flossing or find it difficult to do?
Water flossing is an excellent option!
Water flossers use a pressurized stream of water to flush away plaque biofilm and food debris from areas below the gumlines. With a water flosser, you can access areas that are physically impossible to reach with traditional floss and even enjoy a cleaner mouth!
Reach Deeper Pockets
Using stringed floss to wrap around your tooth and slide up and down below the gumlines will only reach 2 or maybe 3mm below the gums. Unfortunately, if you have gum disease, you will have pockets that may be 5mm or deeper. With a water flosser, studies show that pockets as deep at 7mm can be cleaned.
Clean Around Restorations
People who have fixed restorations like dental bridges may also find that using a water flosser is more convenient than using threaders or other types of traditional floss aids. Simply point the water flosser tip below the restoration and let the steady stream of water flush the area thoroughly.
Great for Dexterity Concerns
Sometimes it may be impossible to access certain areas with floss, due to physical dexterity concerns. Water flossers typically have a large handle with a long, thin tip, making them very convenient to use in even the most difficult to reach areas. Simply place the tip near the area that needs to be cleaned and let the water do all of the work for you.
Water flossers come in a variety of designs and brands, from portable to models that hook up to your shower head. Some styles allow you to control the pressure with an adjustable knob while others have different tips to change out to adjust the flow of water.
If you have struggled with flossing or simply hate to floss, then you might give water flossing a try! Most people love it, and their mouths feel cleaner than ever.