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Water flossers are the new oral hygiene products that make flossing easier and more enjoyable. They help people finally feel motivated to clean their smile again. This is extremely important because flossing is needed more than some might realize. Flossing is a technique that deeply cleans the smile and prevents tooth decay and gum disease. If you are one who dislikes flossing, it’s time to start using a water flosser.

A water flosser is a small, wand-like tool that sprays water out of the tip in pulses. The water comes out in a strong and forceful way, but it is not dangerous. It is only strong enough to remove the plaque and food particles from the crevices of your teeth. When using the tool, all you need to do is place the tip against the crevice between each tooth. As you hold it there, the water will spray into the crack and will deeply clean the space. This is an easy and comfortable way to care for your smile each day, and we recommend considering this tool if you need to improve your flossing habits.

Please remember that this technique will not completely clean your teeth. You will still need to brush your smile and rinse your mouth each day. Make sure you brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and with fluoride toothpaste twice a day. It is also recommended that you rinse your mouth daily with fluoride or anti-bacterial mouthwash. For a strong and successful oral heath, keep up on your dental cleanings and checkups every six months.

For more information about water flossers and oral hygiene, call Trailridge Family Dental now at 208.806.0765! Dr. Allan Stevenson and our entire dental team will be happy to help you in any way we can.