Flossing plays a crucial role in your oral health. In fact, flossing can help you fight against harsh conditions such as gum disease. Our dentist, Dr. Bennett R. Shanker with Shanker Dental in Bridgeton, New Jersey, understands that for many traditional flosses can be difficult, which is why we are happy to talk about water flossers.
Flossing is imperative because it is intended to clean between your teeth and deep along the gumline where your toothbrush can’t help. For many people, especially those with arthritis or pain in their hands, threaded floss can be painful and hard to use with your fingers. That is why water flossing may be a better option for you. Water flossers work by using a steady stream of water with some pressure to wash away food particles and plaque from between your teeth. Water flossing is gentle on the gums and can be less painful than traditional floss for several people. Keep in mind; water flossers should not be traded in exchange for brushing.
Luckily, many water flossers are approved by the American Dental Association through their Seal of Acceptance program. What this means is that each flosser has been uniquely tested and approved for safety and efficacy for your home. Water flossing can also help against gum disease thanks to the gentle effect they have the gums.
If you are in need of a dental checkup, or if you have questions about your oral health, please call our office today at 856-455-1183 for a checkup. Our friendly team is always happy to take your call and help in any way we can.