24th February 2020

Water Flossing Vs. Traditional Flossing

Do You Floss?

More often than not, the answer to that question is no. People cite having no time, not knowing how and even the fact that it causes their gums to bleed as reasons against flossing. However, it is one of the most beneficial things you can do daily to support your oral health. You may not see the benefit day to day, but over time it will become apparent if you don’t floss.

With that in mind, here are the benefits of flossing and how water flossing may be the ideal way for you to introduce this daily habit into your oral routine.

Benefits of Flossing

Oral health habits are easy to break, but better to keep in your daily routine. The fact of the matter is that many consider flossing as an optional addition to their oral routine. However, it is actually incredibly important to floss daily alongside brushing twice a day. It benefits your oral routine in a number of ways:

  1. Prevents the buildup of tartar and plaque development.
  2. Reduces the risk of gum disease and decay.
  3. Removed harmful bacteria that sits in between the teeth and gums.
  4. Can prevent bad breath.
  5. Reduces staining.

As a preventative measure for gum disease, tooth decay and the like, flossing is integral for the long-term health of your mouth.

What is Water Flossing?

Water flossing is a newer product created to help people floss at home, with several products designed and widely available for this purpose. The water floss device directs a stream of water into the mouth, between the teeth to remove plaque and massage food from the gums. But, is it any different or better than normal flossing?

Benefits of Water Flossing

A home water flosser is designed to be easy to use, which is the first and most important benefit especially when most protests around traditional flossing include the difficulty and not knowing how to do it. The water floss device removes this confusion and makes flossing incredibly easy, especially for people with braces or other extensive cosmetic dental work (dental implants, in particular).

We recommend water floss to be used along side regular dental floss or interdental brushes for the most effective cleaning routine.

Areas that traditional flossing cannot reach are also benefited with water flossing, with the potential to improve long-term gum health, as the water gets deeper into the pocket than traditional stringed floss.

See a Dental Hygienist Today

Are you concerned about your current oral hygiene routine? Do you want to have a checkup to make sure everything is on track? Our team here at Dental Solutions are dedicated to your long-term oral health, with treatment plans and home routine advice to help ensure a healthy smile. Get in touch today, either by calling our team on 01925 756565 or booking an appointment.

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