Water flossers have become a popular dental hygiene tool.
Water flossers use a stream of water to clean away debris from your teeth. Many of our patients ask us if a water flosser can do the job of traditional floss. For a response to this particular question, I deferred to my hygiene team in order for them to share their professional knowledge and experience. Here is what they said about using a water flosser:
“Yes, you need to floss even when incorporating a water flosser into your daily oral care regimen. A water flosser does not replace brushing or flossing your teeth. Effective flossing with the correct technique wipes away sticky plaque above and below the gumline. The water flosser is an aid, along with brushing and flossing, to help remove food debris that remains in hard to reach areas.
Incorporate a water flosser once a day, on the lowest setting, before brushing. All patients benefit from water flossers. It can be used for children (with supervision), patients with implants, bridges, orthodontics, and anyone who wants to maintain their oral health and overall health.”
Besides proper brushing and flossing, scheduling routine trips to the dentist are necessary for maintaining a healthy mouth. If you are due for a cleaning or have any questions about your oral health, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sulken. We are always welcoming new patients, we look forward to seeing you!