Are Water Flossers Good for My Teeth and Gums?


Posted on 6/15/2024 by Premier Dental
young patient with braces using a water flosser to clean teethYou may have seen water flossers advertised and wondered if these water flossers might help you. Water flossers have many advantages over traditional flossing, but there are disadvantages as well.

What Are Water Flossers?


Water flossers are exactly what they sound like. They are usually powered by batteries or by a charging station with a base. Water flossers act much like traditional flossers, but instead of using a waxed string to floss your teeth, they use a jet of water to get food and plaque trapped between your teeth.

How Do Water Flossers Work?


Operating a water flosser is fairly simple. Each flosser has a reservoir tank that holds water. You fill it with lukewarm water. You need to bend over the sink so that water and food particles do not go everywhere. Hold the flosser at a 90-degree angle to clean your teeth. You should begin by cleaning the back of your teeth and moving around to the front of your mouth. After you finish cleaning the top jaw, clean the bottom jaw. If there is any water in the reservoir tank, you will want to dump the water out.

The Pros of Water Flossers?


First, they are an excellent tool for people who have trouble with traditional flossing. For example, if you wear braces or bridges or have crowns or dental implants, you may want to try a water flosser. If you have arthritis in your hands or you find flossing difficult, you may also want to use a water flosser. Water flossers can reach all of the areas that are difficult to get to or where your teeth are crowded together.

There are also disadvantages to water flossers. They can be messy, so you may want to use them before you get dressed for work or school. Also, some water flossers can be very expensive, so they may be out of reach for many people. Some people find that water flossers do not always remove all of the plaque from your teeth.

Do you have trouble flossing your teeth? Why not get our opinion? Give us a call today, and let us make an appointment for you.

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