Well, a water floss may be your best friend to remove that sticky film called plaque which accumulates in your mouth, along with food debris.
How does a water flosser work?
Water flossing uses a pressurised stream of pulsating water which cleans out food debris, plaque and other buildup between the teeth and below the gum line.
It’s important to place the tip of the water flosser inside your mouth before turning it on. Make sure to glide slowly along the gum line and between each tooth to be as effective as possible.
Who should be using a water flosser?
The following are all signs that you might be better off using a water flosser:
- You’re not using the right flossing technique with string which may be leaving a lot of food debris behind
- You have braces or a permanent retainer which makes traditional flossing tricky
- Your teeth are not straight and a water floss will make it easier
- You suffer from a condition such as arthritis which makes traditional flossing difficult
The pros and cons of water flossing
Take a look at the benefits and disadvantages of using a water flosser below.
Benefits of using a water floss:
- Water flossing is easy to use
- Reaches all the hard to reach places
- Adjustable water temperature and power setting
Disadvantages of water flossing:
- Water flossing may not remove all plaque
- Can be messy and splash water
- Can end up being more costly
Get a check-up and clean at Yiannikos Centre for Holistic Dentistry
Did you know that you should be having a dental check-up and clean every six months to maintain optimal oral health?
So, when was your last check-up and clean? More than six months ago?
If so, get in touch with Yiannikos to book in for a dental check-up and get your oral health up to scratch! It’s also great to note that we follow a biological dental approach, which means we take care of your overall health.