If you are one who has trouble flossing each day, our dental team has a solution for you: Water flossers! Water flossers are great products that are beneficial and effective. They are small, wand-like tools that spray water in steady pulses.
How to Use a Water Flosser
- Make sure the base, also known as the reservoir, is filled with lukewarm water. Select the tip you would like to use, and adjust the pressure control to the level you prefer.
- Lean over the sink and press the tip of the water flosser in your mouth. Close your lips around the tip and turn the unit on. It’s important to keep your lips tight around the flosser.
- Start by rinsing between your back teeth and pause briefly at every crevice. When cleaning aim the flosser tip just above the gumline at a 90-degree angle.
- When you are done washing the food particles and plaque from between your teeth, turn the unit off and then press the “Tip Eject” button to remove the tip.
Why Use a Water Flosser
- Evidence proves that it is an effective way to deeply clean the crevices of your smile.
- It is easy to use.
- It effectively removes plaque and other harmful substances from your teeth.
- It deeply cleans the pockets in your mouth.
- It thoroughly cleans around braces and other orthodontic appliances.
- It is safe and gentle.
- It reduces your chances of having periodontal disease.
If you use a water flosser once a day, your smile will remain in tip-top shape and your teeth will be able to fight off tooth decay and gum disease. This is also a great tool for those who have dental implants or dental bridges. Water flossers take the complication out of flossing. So, if you are interested in an easier and more fun way to floss, consider using a water flosser in Oxford, Michigan.
Please remember to also brush twice a day, rinse your mouth once a day, and visit your dentist every six months. These tasks need to be performed in addition to flossing. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about water flossers, call us now at 248-628-2540! Your dentist, Dr. Daniel Sahutske, will be happy to help you in any way they can.