Historically, regularly flossing the teeth has been the least-followed advice dentists have given. New technology, such as water flossers, makes flossing much more convenient and enjoyable, with no loss of regular cleaning effectiveness along with several great advantages.
Water flossers clean plaque off of the spaces in between your teeth by shooting a modulated stream of water designed to pulse in order to loosen and wash away the plaque and debris more effectively. A number of studies have even found that Waterpik® flossers are even more efficient at removing plaque than standard floss.
While they excel in flossing and removing plaque, water flossers are also very effective in treating gum disease. The pulsing stream of water quickly dislodges the bacteria around the gums and even out of the pockets often made by gum disease.
If you have braces and have ever been frustrated by how difficult it can be to clean between then, a water flosser is perfectly designed to be able to clean in between and around orthodontic wires and anchors without the hassle of threaders.
To learn more about water flossers, or to schedule your next appointment with our dentist, Dr. Sherif Gabr, feel free to contact Modern Dentistry of New England in Bristol, Connecticut, today.