Flossing, a well known cleaning technique, has become an integral part of Calgarians daily dental hygiene. Water flossing, a substitute to using traditional floss, is beginning to become and more beneficial way of cleaning than its predecessor, string floss.
Water flossing is a way to clean between and around your teeth. Water flossers are handheld devices that spray water into your mouth to remove food and other debris from around your teeth.
Here are some reasons why water flossing might be the right path for you:
It Removes Plaque
Water flossing has been proven to remove 99.9% of plaque from in-between teeth when set to medium pressure and applied for 3 seconds. The hydraulic forces have been proven, in this way, to be effective!
It is Easy to Use
Flossing correctly and getting the maximum benefits from the technique is sometimes difficult. Water flossing, on the other hand, is quite easy. Getting the most out of your flossing time is key to a healthy mouth and water flossing will help you to achieve just that.
Water Flossing Gets Deeper than String Flossing
Current scientific findings have indicated that water flossing penetrates deeper between teeth to give a more thorough cleaning than regular flossing. This is mostly due to anatomical constraints that are present with normal flossing and technique issues. Water flossing is more effective for the everyday Calgarian Flosser.
Water Flossing is Great for Cleaning Around Dental Implants
Keeping orthodontic appliances clean can be tedious and difficult. Water flossing makes this task much easier. In a recent study, adolescents who used a water flosser every day for four weeks had three times the reduction in plaque compared to those using the traditional flossing technique and equipment.
Water Flossing Protects Against Gum Diseases
Due to it’s cleaning effects, water flossing gives a deeper clean in-between your teeth and therefore results in healthier looking gums. Inflammation of the gums, commonly known as gingivitis, is substantially reduced with the use of a water flosser.
Think that water flossing might be a good choice for you? Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Apple Dental Today and we will do our best to help!