Tag: water flossers

Revamp Your Oral Health Care With Interdental Cleaners

In order to clean between your teeth, you are going to need a study and reliable interdental cleaner. When determining which interdental cleaner you need to use to keep your smile safe, it is important to take into consideration your personal preferences, your oral health care needs, and your physical situation. For additional help, speak with our dentists about product recommendations and suggestions. If you are interested in a traditional interdental cleaner, shred-resistant dental floss has been proven to be effective. If you wish to forgo threaded floss, water flossers can be extremely beneficial.

Dental floss has been around for a very long time has been proven effective. This is because it can easily reach the spaces between teeth and remove debris and plaque buildup without damaging your tooth enamel. When flossing, it is important to make sure you wrap each end of each strand around a finger on each hand for moving easily up and down the thread as needed. Thus, it is important to make sure you are not re-contaminating your teeth by moving plaque between one area to the next. Always make sure to throw out the dental floss when you’re finished and use a new strand for each subsequent typing.

If you wish to forgo the use of dental floss, water flossers can help by spraying a beam of water on your teeth. By focusing the water stream, you can easily clean between teeth just as effectively as floss would. Furthermore, using water flossers can lower your risks associated with plaque buildup. Water flossers are also easy to operate and beneficial for individuals that have muscle or joint pain. Furthermore, if you have oral health care procedures and restorations in place that impede the use of dental floss, water flossers can be used as an alternative.

Reverse poor oral hygiene with interdental cleaners. If you would like Dr. Long, Dr. Thurman and our team to bring you in for an oral exam, schedule an appointment at our dental office in [city], [state], by calling us at [phone].

Have Trouble Flossing? Oral Irrigation Can Help!

While flossing is a healthy part of good oral hygiene, not everyone likes to do it or makes the time. It can be challenging when you are unfamiliar with how to properly floss, or when you are using the wrong flossing products. If you are one of these people, our dental team is happy to help!

If you find yourself shirking your flossing routine, we recommend using an oral irrigator, or water flosser. These are small, hand-held wands that spray water out of the top of the tool. The water comes out in pulses and it effectively cleans your teeth.

How to Use an Oral Irrigator

  • Make sure the base, also known as the reservoir, is filled with lukewarm water. Select the tip you would like to use, and adjust the pressure control to the level you prefer.
  • Lean over the sink and press the tip of the water flosser in your mouth. Close your lips around the tip and turn the unit on. It’s important to keep your lips tight around the flosser.
  • Start by rinsing between your back teeth and pause briefly at every crevice. When cleaning aim the flosser tip just above the gumline at a 90-degree angle.
  • When you are done washing the food particles and plaque from between your teeth, turn the unit off and then press the “Tip Eject” button to remove the tip.

Why Use an Oral Irrigator

  • Evidence proves that it is an effective way to deeply clean the crevices of your smile.
  • It is easy to use.
  • It effectively removes plaque and other harmful substances from your teeth.
  • It deeply cleans the pockets in your mouth.
  • It thoroughly cleans around braces and other orthodontic appliances.
  • It is safe and gentle.
  • It reduces your chances of having periodontal disease.

We want you to have the best oral health possible, which is why we recommend cleaning your smile each day with an oral irrigator in [city], [state]. If you have any questions about this tool or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene and its many benefits, call our office today at [phone] and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. [doctor_name]. Our entire team looks forward to hearing from you!