Is flossing a part of your home oral care routine? If not, it’s time to start. Most people put flossing on the bottom of their priority list because they either disregard the importance or don’t know how to do it correctly. If you have a hard time using the floss that Dr. Michael Eisenbrock of Bensalem Family Dentistry gives you in your dental goody bag after a dental checkup, water flossing may make cleaning your teeth more fun.
Water flossing is a method that incorporates a hand-held device that removes food particles from between teeth using steady water streams. Water flossing is usually a substitute for patients who have arthritis or a condition that makes holding floss in the hands, difficult. Water flossing is also helpful for patients with braces because the water can reach into grooves where floss may not. Like traditional floss, water flossing reduces periodontal disease because it reduces inflammation around the gums. So whichever method you prefer, just be sure to have one.
If you have questions or concerns regarding water flossing, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit www.bensalemfamilydentistry.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Eisenbrock, DDS at Bensalem Family Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call us at 215-638-9952.