New oral health enhancements depend on making sure you always keep your smile clean. Due to the fact that eating and drinking products can wear down your teeth, make sure you brush and floss as needed. Although brushing has been proven to be extremely effective for removing plaque buildup and debris in your mouth, it cannot reach between teeth. In order to accomplish this task, an interdental cleaner will need to be used. Two highly effective options are dental floss and water flossers. However, which one is better?
Although water flossers are relatively new for public consumption, they’ve proven effective in dentist offices. Water flossers are used to rinse between teeth using a steady beam of water. In situations where dental floss cannot reach between teeth due to a tooth restoration in the way, a water flosser still can prove to be highly beneficial. Water flossers are also easy to operate and are highly recommended for individuals who are in their twilight years or struggle with motions and activities due to poor muscle strength.
If you do choose to use a traditional dental floss, make sure the strand is at least 18 inches in length. This is important because if it’s not long enough, you may end up using the same section of a strand between more than one tooth. This can cause recontamination due to debris being pushed around between different areas within your mouth. In addition, after you finish flossing, throw away the strand and use a new strand for each subsequent session thereafter.
Imagine yourself with a better smile thanks to interdental cleaners. If you would like to consult with a dentist in Davisburg, Michigan, you are welcome to contact Dr. Brant Pittsley and our team by calling us at 248-634-7002. MI Beautiful Smile and our team will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.