Comparing Dental Floss and Water Flossers

woman looking at mirror and brushing teeth with water floss. Technology has continued to become a big part of our lives. We use our smartphones and can access the entire world via the internet with ease. Technology in the field of dentistry also continues to improve. Dental implants allow patients to replace missing teeth in a way that maintains natural function and bone. Invisible braces allow patients to realign their smile without metal brackets and wires. And digital smile design and computer CAD/CAM software enable dentists to create same-day restorations and provide a preview of your new smile after smile restoration. In addition, Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley of Aesthetic Dentistry in Georgetown can also make recommendations to Georgetown, TX, area patients regarding the best way to floss. For many, it is with water flossers.

What is a water flosser?

The water flosser is a device that uses jets of water to clean between the teeth and below the gum line. This is especially helpful for patients with braces or implants, as traditional string floss cannot reach these areas. Water flossers also help minimize staining and fight against bad breath. Patients can find a variety of models at local stores or are welcome to ask their team of professionals at Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown about the water flosser right for them.

Comparing traditional dental floss with water flossers

There are many differences between traditional flossing and water flossers. Water flossers can reduce bleeding gums and clean them more effectively than traditional dental floss. Water flossers also take up less time, typically under a minute, making it great for busy individuals who may not have the time to use regular floss. Additionally, water flossers are easier to use and allow patients who may have conditions such as arthritis or poor fine motor skills to keep their smiles healthy!

Find out more about the instruments and tools you need to maintain a healthy smile!

If you live in the Georgetown, TX, area and want to speak with Drs. Mark Duncan and Mandy Holley of Aesthetic Dentistry of Georgetown about your oral health needs, connect with the team by calling 512-819-9100 to request an appointment. We are open to both new and returning patients in the community and surrounding cities.

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