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Water flossers have been around for a good bit of time now, and lots of our patients use them. Like floss, water flossing is a way of cleaning bacteria from your chompers and gums and eliminating wedged food remnants from between your teeth. Here are a few things you should know about water flossing.

Water flossers are handheld apparatuses that spray water into your oral cavity to extricate bacteria, plaque, and leftover food debris. By doing so, water flossers can defend you from the onset of oral diseases such as periodontal disease and tooth breakdown.

You might want to think about using a water flosser if you have any illnesses that make it tough for you to floss. That can include motor conditions or oral work such as braces and bridges, and anything that makes flossing less doable for you also falls in this category.

If you’re looking to purchase a water flosser, look for one with the ADA seal; water flossers with the ADA seal have been tested to ensure high-quality standards and powerful results. A good water flosser will support you and defend you from periodontal disease and tooth decay, so it’s imperative to pick one that will last and work suitably throughout the years you use it.

Flossing is important, so whether you’re using a water flosser or traditional floss, please do it once daily! For extra tips on dental hygiene, give our Pennyrile Family Dentistry office a call at 270-632-6404 to schedule your next appointment. Dr. Joseph N. Falco will be happy to see you in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, soon.