While most of our patients have no issues with regularly brushing their teeth, regularly flossing is nearly always an issue. Fortunately, water flossers have advanced so much that they are nearly as effective, and they have made flossing an enjoyable experience for many people who use them.
Using a narrow stream of water to clean between your teeth, water flossers effectively dislodge food, plaque, and bacteria by pulsing and compressing the water. Studies examining the efficacy of certain water flossers such as Waterpik® have found that they can be even more effective than regular floss.
Water flossers aren’t only good for flossing. They are incredibly effective at removing bacteria that causes gingivitis. The pulsing action is very effective in removing this bacteria, even in the pockets often formed by gum disease.
Another thing that water flossers do exceptionally well is make flossing around orthodontic appliances much easier. The wires that rearrange your teeth make cleaning between them very difficult, but water flossers have no problem with it.
To learn more about water flossers, or to schedule your next appointment with our dentist, feel free to contact Nicholas P. Kondon, DMD in Concord, Massachusetts, today.