When it comes to taking care of your oral health, you know that brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day is a must. However, if you experience pain and/or bleeding every time you brush your teeth, you might want to consider trying a water flosser. However, if you enjoy the art of flossing with regular dental floss then you might want to simply stick with that method. By understanding the differences between these two types of flossing methods, you can help to create a dental routine that’s more catered to you. Read on to learn more.
Regular floss is tried and true. No matter what way you spin it, regular dental floss will always get your teeth as clean as possible and will help to prevent against cavities. Available in waxed and unwaxed styles, regular dental floss is an effective and easy way to get out food trapped between your teeth (queue the corn on the cob) or simply to keep plaque and tartar from accumulating on your teeth day after day.
Water flossers use pressurized water to help clean in between your teeth, just like regular dental floss. By gently massaging your gums in the process, many dental patients like to use water flossers not only to rid their teeth of plaque and food, but to also help make their gums feel better too. However, water flossers are more expensive than dental floss as they come with an upfront cost, but because you won’t have to buy dental floss anymore, you will save money on that monthly cost further down the road.
It’s no secret that flossing will lead to better dental hygiene and overall oral health. However, by understanding the differences between regular floss and water flossers, you will be better able to take care of your mouth in a way that’s specifically catered to you. To learn more about dental health or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nik Zalavadia, contact our office today!