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Removing plaque and tartar from your teeth is vital to your dental health. Brushing is only one of the weapons in the war against tooth decay and periodontitis. The standard recommendation by dentists is to floss 1x  each day to remove food and bacteria from your teeth and gums. But, let’s face it, daily flossing can be a bit of a pain. The sad truth is, most people do not floss daily, and many people don’t do it at all.

If you care about your dental health but have a hard time following through with flossing every day, water flossing may be just the thing for you. Most people will find that simply spritzing warm water in your mouth rather than awkwardly forcing a green string between every gap in your teeth is refreshing, and easier. Because cleaning around the teeth and gums is vastly easier with a water flosser, people tend to be more consistent in flossing every day.

Water flossing uses a pulsating stream of water to clean around the teeth and gums. The American Dental Association (ADA) has even given its Seal of Acceptance to water flossers as they have tested them to be safe and effective at removing plaque.

Sticky plaque build-up hides in the cracks and gumline, threatening to advance decay. Plaque leads directly to gingivitis and the more serious periodontitis. Since plaque cannot be removed by brushing alone, it is vital that you find a convenient solution to get flossing.

You now have another choice if you find traditional flossing every day difficult. The obvious candidates for water flossers may have braces or dental work that is hard to work around. Instead of manually flossing by hand, get a water flosser and find success.

If you have questions about water flossers? Call Dr. Jerry Butler for more information. Please contact Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D to make an appointment at: (828) 264-5858 , or come by our office in Boone, North Carolina.