Ever since you were a little kid, you’ve had it engrained in you to brush and floss your teeth both morning and night. And although as an adult you might not be as good at flossing as your six year old self, you still understand just how important it is to your dental health. And with things like water flossers available on the market, it can be hard to know whether traditional dental floss or water flossers are better at getting the job done. Read on to learn more.
Traditional, waxed dental floss is great at getting the food out that has been trapped in between your teeth. Not only is dental floss ideal to use after you have had a meal but it’s also a good thing to use every night before bed because it will help you get rid of any extra food that might be trapped in between your teeth and cause you cavities.
One of the best things about water flossers, is that they are so easy to use. All you have to do is fill the machine with water, and press start. Then a stream of high-pressured water is used to not only get out any trapped food in between your teeth but to also massage your gums as well— and who doesn’t love a nice massage? Water flossers are especially great for individuals who have braces or wear a permanent retainer.
When it comes down to it, water flossers and traditional dental floss are both great options for getting your teeth as clean as possible. However, an even better option would be to floss with dental floss before using your water flosser— that way you ensure that your teeth are getting as clean as possible. Whatever option you decide to go with, just make sure that you are consistent and are flossing at least once a day.
To learn more about the best ways to properly care for your teeth, contact our office today to schedule an appointment!