Have you recently made the switch from a traditional toothbrush to an electric toothbrush? If so, did you know that you can also switch to an alternative treatment for your dental floss? Because you should be brushing at least twice daily and flossing once daily, it is important to make sure you are using the best oral health care utensils for your treatment. A water flosser is highly effective and may be the interdental cleaner your smile has been waiting for.
Water flossers are interdental cleaning tools designed to clean between teeth using a steady beam of water, which is sprayed directly onto your teeth and gums. When used properly, water flossers are as effective as traditional threaded floss. When selecting a water flosser, look for the ADA Seal of Acceptance, which is given out by the American Dental Association to ensure maximum safety and effectiveness. Products featuring the ADA seal are guaranteed to be extremely effective and meet the highest standards in the industry. For additional help, speak with your periodontist about product recommendations or suggestions.
Water flossers are also highly effective for individuals who have oral treatment services that may hinder the progress of traditional thread floss. This includes treatments such as orthodontic aligners, dental crowns, and dentures. If you have any of these services in place, consider switching to a water flosser.
If you think you have damaged gums, please call Montgomery County Periodontal Associates so we can get you in to see Dr. Miles Mason and our team as soon as possible. Our office is located in Conroe, Texas, and we can be reached at (936) 756-1669. We look forward to your visit.