Water flossing is a way to clean between and around your teeth. A water flosser is a handheld device that sprays water of varying intensity in between the teeth. The water, like traditional floss, removes food, debris, and bacteria! A waterpik is especially beneficial to use in hard to reach areas.
Water flossers that have earned the ADA Seal of Acceptance have been tested to be safe and effective at removing a sticky film called plaque, which may put you at an increased risk for cavities and gum disease. Water flossers can also help reduce gingivitis, the early form of gum disease, throughout your mouth and between your teeth.
Water flossers are a great solution for any patient that has trouble with the standard flossing technique, or to encourage oral hygiene for children! Great Smile Dental recommends water flossing for any patients with braces, implants, or crown and bridge work!