When Should You Switch from Dental Floss to a Water Flosser?

A water flosser is a wonderful tool to use to improve your oral health care. Not only are they easy to use, but they are easy on your joints and muscles, and can be effective for individuals of all ages.

If you struggle to lift or move your arms or have bone ailments that make traditional flossing difficult, try using a water flosser. With a water flosser, a beam of water is shot from the device directly onto your teeth for a safe and effective clean. When choosing which flosser will work best for you, look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, ensuring the product meets safety and effectiveness guidelines. You can also speak with your dentist about product recommendations.

A water flosser can clean between teeth effectively without the need for a dental thread. Some dental procedures can make traditional floss difficult or impossible, but a water flosser can still be used. Consider switching to a water flosser if you have any form of orthodontic treatment that may make cleaning difficult. Water flossers are also wonderful tools to use on dental crowns, dental bridges, veneers, and dentures.

If you would like a professional cleaning or oral exam from Virginia Dental Group at our dentist office in Fairfax, Virginia, please contact us at 703-385-3800. Dr. Lida M. Vargas and the rest of our team want to ensure your teeth remain clean for a lifetime to come.

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