Water flossers have become a popular dental health tool to help clean our teeth. Water flossers work by using a stream of water to remove food and debris from our teeth. But can a water flosser replace traditional floss? To help answer this question, Dr. Nichols offers his take on water flossers:
“There is nothing wrong with using these products, but since they cannot remove the plaque film that causes nearly all dental disease, you absolutely need to floss and brush. Just to be clear, for an irrigator to remove plaque film it would have to operate at a pressure somewhat akin to a car wash sprayer, which you would definitely NOT want to point at your mouth.”
Our dental health does not just affect our mouth, it is also linked to our overall health. It is important to properly care for your teeth and gums each day to decrease the chances of developing problems. Besides proper brushing and flossing, you should also schedule trips to the dentist on a routine basis. If you are due for a cleaning or have any questions about the health of your mouth, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nichols in Littleton, CO.