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Water flossers, also known as oral irrigators, are a great addition or alternative to traditional string flossing. Some may argue that string flossing is more efficient and removes plaque more thoroughly, but they fail to see the many benefits that water flossing provides. These include but are not limited to the advantages outlined below.
Water flossers use a stream of pressurized water to clean users' teeth and gums and are gentler than string flossing. Because of this, they're especially popular among individuals with braces, crowns, bridges, and dental implants.
Because of this, they may also be suitable for those with sensitive teeth and gums. String flossing can be extremely painful for those dealing with sensitivity, and water flossers, especially those with a different pressure setting for sensitivity, can be excellent alternatives for this subset of people.
While everyone knows that they should floss daily, very few people actually do. Even when they do, they may not do it properly. String floss should be used in a C-shape to ensure that it thoroughly cleans teeth. However, many people just put floss between their teeth without giving much thought to technique. Water flossers are easier to use since they don't require a specific technique. The water pressure does most of the work, flossing is more thorough, and people are more likely to floss daily using water flossers than string floss.
For some, string flossing can result in bleeding gums, or worsen existing periodontitis. This can be extremely painful and can deter people from flossing. Water flossing, therefore, is a more pain-free way of cleaning teeth and gums.
Those who suffer from dry mouth can benefit from water flossing since it's another chance to add moisture to a parched mouth. Additionally, those with dry mouth are more likely to suffer from dental diseases, since saliva is one of the main ways the mouth cleans itself and rids itself of plaque buildup. Water flossing ensures that this does not happen.
However, using a water flosser doesn't mean that you should avoid your regular dental appointments. Checkups are essential when it comes to early detection and prevention. At Everwell Dentistry, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Embree or Dr. Heys when it's time for your yearly checkup. To do this, call us at (734) 973-0000.
The first step to a healthy beautiful smile is to schedule an appointment.
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