Why You Need To Add A Water Flosser

By: Wychwood Dental |

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Did you know that brushing your teeth after every meal isn’t enough to avoid dental cavities? The bristles on your toothbrush cannot reach between your teeth to pull out food particles or residue. So it doesn’t matter how many times you brush. These particles will stay put. To deal with these hard to reach spaces, you need to floss your teeth at least once a day.

Flossing is an integral part of good oral hygiene as it helps remove food particles and plaque in between the teeth, thereby reducing the formation of cavities. When it comes to flossing, you have several options like reels of floss, flossers, and interdental brushes. 

The water flosser is a new spin on the traditional method of flossing. It uses a steady stream of water to help get at the food and bacteria that regular brushing leaves behind. It is easier and quicker to use than traditional floss and is very helpful if you find it hard to get in between your teeth with regular floss.

Water floss adds another level of cleanliness to your oral homecare routine. It is also ideal for you if you don’t floss or constantly forget to floss. As it is quick and easy to use, you don’t have to spend too much time cleaning in between your teeth like you would with regular floss. Another benefit is that it is a suitable solution against dexterity issues and the inability to floss properly. Similarly, if your teeth are tight together, preventing you from getting the floss in between, this product can really help.

When you floss regularly, you can maintain healthier teeth and gums, reduce the start or progression of cavities, and maintain fresher breath. With the water flosser, you can do this, plus you don’t need to keep investing in floss every month. The water flosser is an investment and a cleaner option compared to traditional floss. You simply need to add water to the device, which is used to floss in between your teeth.

In addition to water, you can also add a bit of mouthwash to the water tank of your flosser to keep your breath fresh. The rest of the instructions for use can be easily found on the packaging of the flosser.

When looking for a water flosser, know that there are different models priced from $50 to $100. Make sure to compare water flossers before purchasing one for yourself. We would suggest that you choose a handheld model as it may be easier to use because it can be taken anywhere. These water flossers are easy to find at your local Costco, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, and even on Amazon.

For more information on how to improve your oral hygiene, feel free to reach out to us at Wychwood Dental. We are cosmetic dentists and family dentists in Toronto, ON, and have been offering high-quality oral healthcare for over twenty-five years. In our clinic, we maintain a relaxing and caring environment, so our patients enjoy their visits. Our specialists also make it a point to educate patients about their oral health and the procedures required to improve it.

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