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At home, you have two tools for eliminating plaque and tartar from your teeth. Brushing and flossing are critical to your dental health. To more completely expunge food and bacteria from your teeth and gums, dentists petition that you floss at least once per day. But, the sad truth is, most people do not floss daily, and many people don’t do it at all.

Many people have a hard time flossing every day. So, what do you do if you care about your dental health but have a hard time following through with flossing? Water flossing may be the thing for you. Most people will find that simply spritzing warm water in your mouth rather than awkwardly forcing a green string between every gap in your teeth is refreshing, and easier.

Because cleaning around the teeth and gums is vastly easier with a water flosser, people tend to be more consistent in flossing every day. Water flossing uses a pulsating stream of water to clean around the teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) has even given its Seal of Acceptance to water flossers as they have tested them to be safe and effective at removing plaque.

The ADA (American Dental Association) has given its seal of approval to water flossers in helping to remove sticky plaque build-up. It hides in the cracks and gumline, threatening to advance decay. Plaque leads directly to gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis. Since plaque cannot be removed by brushing alone, it is vital that you find a happy solution to get flossing.

You now have another choice if you find traditional flossing every day difficult. The obvious candidates for water flossers may have braces or dental work that is hard to work around. Instead of manually flossing by hand, get a water flosser and find success.

If you have questions about water flossers? Call Dr. Bartholemew Schultz for more information. Please contact Smiles of Distinction to make an appointment at: 952-894-2545, or come by our office in Savage, Minnesota.