Basic Information About Water Flossing

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Does an injury, medical condition or dental appliance make it difficult for you to effectively floss your teeth every day? Do you ever wish there was another way? Good news: there is! Try a water flosser. Here are some basic facts:

– Water flossers will clean between teeth like traditional dental floss can, but they don’t use thread. Instead, water flossers rely on high-powered water jets to clear away debris and plaque stuck between your teeth.
– If your dental floss is hindered by a dental appliance like braces or a dental restoration like a dental bridge, a water flosser may be the best choice for you.
– Individuals with joint pain tend to struggle with flossing. Instead of using dental floss, switch to an alternative interdental device like a water flosser, which can more easily clean between your teeth.
– When using the water flosser that works best for you, talk to your dentist or choose a product that features the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Valerie Foster and our team at our dentist office in Aloha, Oregon, call 503-649-7011 and a member of our team will gladly aid you in your needs.