Do you have sensitive teeth and your gums bleed when you floss? If so, you are not alone. In fact, many people avoid flossing because of the pain the thread causes to their gums when they floss. If this sounds like you, then we have exciting news to share. Water flossers are an exciting new way to floss your teeth without the string of dental floss.
Water flossers work by using a steady beam of water that flosses between your teeth and along the gumline. Water flossers are also gentle on the gums, so you no longer have to worry about the pain of flossing. Water flossers have become extremely popular and are proven to be effective. To help you learn more about water flossers, our dentists, Dr. Dido Kim and Dr. Philip Y. Kang with Dido Kim in North Bergen, New Jersey, are happy to share this information with you.
Here is a list of benefits that water flossers have to offer:
– Did you know that the American Dental Association awards products that meet the highest standards of effectiveness with an award known as the ADA Seal of Acceptance? Look for the seal on water flosser products.
– Gum disease, tooth decay and cavities are all linked to poor oral hygiene. Use a water flosser to clean between teeth to lower your risk for these oral health conditions.
– Water flossers are known for their ability to quickly clean between teeth. Instead of using flossing tools, water flossers use jets of water.
– Water flossers do not feature thread of any kind.
– Water flossers can often be more beneficial for individuals who have previous restorations in place. This is because several restorations may inhibit the standard use of threaded floss.
– Water flossers are often more beneficial for individuals who have issues cleaning between teeth with traditional tools. This is because water flossers are easier to operate.
As you can see, water flossers may be an ideal way to help your smile. Flossing does not replace brushing your teeth. However, brushing and flossing work hand-in-hand to improve your oral health. If you have questions about your oral health or fear you might need to see a dentist, please call us today at 201-854-5500 to set up an appointment. Our team is happy to help you and your smile achieve positive oral health.