The most important thing you can do to improve your oral health is to always look for ways to improve your oral hygiene habits. For many individuals, dental floss can prove to be extremely difficult to use due to risks associated with using thread. Furthermore, joint pain and aging can make it even more difficult. As an alternative, a water flosser is a highly effective interdental cleaning tool that can also clean between teeth.
Rather than use traditional thread, water flossers focus a steady beam of water directly on teeth to clean out the areas between them. This is helpful for removing debris and any plaque buildup that may be present. They are also extremely effective because they can aid in the prevention of gum disease.
If you have previous dental restorations and treatments in place, it may be difficult to continue to floss as intended. Traditional flossers only go so far, and if you have orthodontic alignments or other dentures and crowns in place, you may not be able to easily clean between teeth. In situations such as these, a water flosser treatment can prove to be highly beneficial.
For more help with your oral health care, Dr. David Dickey and Dr. Seth Conley at Family Dental Care of New Castle, can help. Please schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in New Castle, Indiana. We can be reached at 765-529-4300.