Tools other than dental floss exist for cleaning your teeth. Water flossing is such an alternative. Water flossing can perform all the necessary aspects of flossing, but can be easier to use, especially for those who cannot use normal floss.
A water flosser consists of a small container that pumps water through a hose to a spray nozzle that you handle. The water comes out with enough force to knock plaque and food from the spaces between teeth.
This device can be a boon for people who struggle to use regular floss. People who have trouble moving their hands, or anything that might make using floss a trial, can have a simpler time aiming the nozzle than getting the floss between the teeth.
Those who have had inserts like braces placed on their teeth can use it to simplify their flossing. Inserts often block people from flossing, because they are stuck in the way. The water flosser can launch water past the inserts to reach the gaps of the teeth.
Even though a water flosser can be a nice alternative to the normal method, you still need to brush twice a day. The water flosser does not have enough prowess to completely clean your teeth. It helps by working in tandem with your brushing.
If you would like to learn more about flossing, or dental hygiene in general, come see our dentist, Dr. Bradley Bath. Find his office in Evansville, Indiana. Our number is 812-476-6064, if you would like to call.