A water flosser is an interdental tool that can be used when traditional tools such as dental floss are inaccessible or too difficult to use. If you are an elder individual or suffer from various forms of physical incapacitations, your dental floss capabilities may be limited. To ensure an effective job can be done for cleaning between teeth, a water flosser might be a better choice.
Water flossers work by shooting a beam of water directly into your mouth to clean between teeth. It is highly effective and can wash away harmful debris including bacteria, plaque, harmful acids, and food debris. When choosing a water flosser, use a product recommend by your dentist or one with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The seal is given by the American Dental Association for products that reach optimum levels of health, safety, and effectiveness.
Some dental procedures can make cleaning between teeth arduous or impossible. However, water flossers may be able to reach areas that traditional floss cannot. Water flossers are typically easier on teeth that have had restorations or have been replaced. This includes dental bridges, implants, dentures, veneers, crowns, and orthodontic braces and aligners.
For more advice and help from our team at Davidson Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, come in for a visit. If you would like an oral exam from Dr. Michael B. Wilhite, please book an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Davidson, North Carolina. We can be reached at 704.987.2277. Visit us today, and your smile with thank you!