Historically, regularly flossing the teeth has been the least-followed advice dentists have given. New technology, such as water flossers, makes flossing much more convenient and enjoyable, with no loss of regular cleaning effectiveness along with several great advantages.
Water flossers clean plaque off of the spaces in between your teeth by shooting a modulated stream of water designed to pulse in order to loosen and wash away the plaque and debris more effectively. A number of studies have even found that Waterpik® flossers are even more efficient at removing plaque than standard floss.
These potent advantages that allow water flossers to remove plaque and food from between teeth so effectively also make them amazing for treating gum disease. The bacteria that causes gum disease hides in and around the gums, sometimes in pockets they create. Water flossers are able to quickly remove much of the bacteria, controlling the disease much more effectively.
Cleaning around braces is another area where water flossers such as Waterpik® shine. The wires and anchors of orthodontic appliances make traditional flossing a logistical and habitual nightmare. Water flossers are perfectly designed to clean around them with no hassle.
To learn more about water flossers, or to schedule your next appointment with our dentist, Dr. Hamilton Calder, feel free to contact Comfort Dental Excellence in Spring, Texas, today.