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Can a Water Flosser Give You a Healthier Mouth?


Posted on 6/20/2019 by Nicholas Dose
Can a Water Flosser Give You a Healthier Mouth?You may have seen the ads on television for water flossers and wondered if buying a water flosser would help your overall dental health. For many people, water flossers can be a great way to help you get food particles out from between your teeth with a lot less effort than manual flossing takes. Still not sure if a flosser is a good idea for you? Keep reading about the benefits of water flossers.

About Water Flossers

Water flossers use water that has been pressurized to shoot a thin stream of water at your teeth. This water helps to get out food particles and plaque from between your teeth. Water flossers are also really good at getting bacteria off the back of your teeth, which can be difficult to reach with manual flossers.

Many people like water flossers if they have sensitive gums that bleed easily. For some people, even people that floss regularly, flossing always causes sensitivity and bleeding. Water flossers eliminate bleeding gums, because you are not impacted your gums with anything except water.

Water flossers are also helpful for people with a lot of dental work, such as braces, bridges or implants. Flossers can get in between dental work and flush out any stuck particles of food by flushing them out with the stream of water.

If you have dry mouth because of genetics or medication, water flossers can also be helpful. Dry mouths are often harder to clean, which leads to a buildup of bacteria and plaque. Water flossers can easily dislodge plaque and remove it, which leaves any dry mouth healthier.

If you are wondering whether a water flosser is a healthy choice for you, why not give us a call? We can help you make decisions about water flossers, and help you have the healthiest mouth possible. Give us a call today, and we can make you an appointment.


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