While most of our patients have no issues with regularly brushing their teeth, regularly flossing is nearly always an issue. Fortunately, water flossers such as Waterpik® have advanced so much that they are nearly as effective, and they have made flossing an enjoyable experience for many people who use them.
Waterpik® Water Flossers work by pulsing a narrow stream of water between your teeth. It compresses and relaxes the stream, in an action that very effectively dislodges and washes away food particles, plaque, and bacteria. Several studies have shown that using a Waterpik® with a regular toothbrush is just as effective as using a toothbrush and normal floss.
Waterpik® flossers aren’t only good for flossing. They are incredibly effective at removing bacteria that causes gingivitis. The pulsing action is very effective in removing this bacteria, even in the pockets often formed by gum disease.
Another thing that Waterpik does exceptionally well is make flossing around orthodontic appliances much easier. The wires that rearrange your teeth make cleaning between them very difficult, but water flossers such as Waterpik® have no problem with it.
To learn more about water flossers, or to schedule your next appointment with our dentist, Dr. Todd Eder, feel free to contact Brownsburg Family Dental Care in Brownsburg, Indiana, today.