People who are fastidious about their oral health are dedicated to keeping their teeth and gums clean. There’s a good chance that those enthusiasts use a water flosser. Water flossers are handheld tools that discharge a strong stream of water at your teeth and gums. The water reaches places that toothbrushes and dental floss can miss.
At Derrick Williamson DDS MS PC, we stay at the forefront of prosthodontics and use the latest diagnosis and treatment technology to help our patients achieve their desired results.
A water flosser is especially important for patients with dental implants, fixed bridges, removable bridges, crowns and veneers. Those types of restorative components can create recesses and crannies that dental floss and a toothbrush may not be able to access.
Plaque and food particles can harden, become tartar and lead to tooth decay and gum disease (not to mention bad breath). Only a dental professional can remove tartar. Even worse, most people don’t realize that oral health is linked to whole-body health, which means that teeth and gum problems can promote heart disease, stroke and more.
Water flossers aren’t substitutes for traditional string floss, which has the advantage of using abrasion to loosen unwanted materials under the gum line, where a water flosser doesn’t always reach.
It’s always best to perform your regime in this sequence: string floss, water floss and brush. The string floss loosens and scrapes away various types of gunk, the water flosser blasts it out of your mouth, and the toothbrush and toothpaste finish up the job. Travel-size water flossers are a great way to keep your teeth squeaky clean while on the road.
Putting in extra time and effort to keep your smile beautiful and oral health exemplary is a wise and worthwhile investment. You don’t want to be saddled with tooth decay and gum disease that might have been avoided with a water flosser.
The office of Derrick Williamson DDS MS PC uses up-to-the-minute knowledge and technology to perform a complete array of prosthodontic procedures with the utmost care and precision. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.
By Derrick Williamson DDS MS PC
April 27, 2023