Have you heard of water flossing? This method of interdental cleaning uses steady streams of water to wash food particles and debris from between the teeth and gums. If you struggle to maneuver traditional floss string between your teeth, water flossing may be a more effective option.
Water flossing is often helpful for individuals who can’t achieve a sufficient cleaning with dental floss due to tightly spaced teeth, limited motor ability in the hands, the presence of dental work such as crowns and bridges, or orthodontic appliances. Each of these situations can make it difficult for traditional floss to access all the areas of your smile.
Not only can water flossers clean where dental floss may not reach, but they can also reduce your risk of gum disease by removing harmful acids and enabling an effective dental habit that helps to build up your tooth enamel.
When choosing the right water flosser, you are welcome to ask our caring dentists for product recommendations or choose a product that has the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance.
Our team at Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics is here to help you cultivate healthy dental habits using the right tools for your smile. For a visit with our dentist to discuss the benefits of a water flosser and help you improve your flossing technique in Winchester, Virginia, please call 540-667-9662 today. Drs. Damon DeArment, Daniel Lill, and Ashley Larson look forward to helping you maintain your beautiful smile!