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Using Water to Keep Your Gums Healthier

Posted on 1/20/2017 by Zac Bird
A close up of a water-flosser tool.
Using floss can be hard work. You need to get both of your hands in your mouth, wiggle that floss around just right to hit all sides of your tooth, and not have your fingertips go completely numb in the process. If you want a better option that can keep your gums healthy, you may want to consider flossing with water.

The Benefits of Using Water to Floss

Water flossers can be purchased at most big box stores, and nearly all corner drug stores. They allow you to fill a small container with water or mouthwash, and plug the unit in.

Then, you turn it on and a jet of your chosen liquid comes out at a high rate of speed. This is much like flossing, but uses liquid instead. You can use water from this unit to floss between and around each tooth with much less hassle than using regular traditional floss.

You can easily get around each tooth in your mouth, even if you have a small mouth. This can help you prevent gum disease if you don't have it, or you can use it to help gum disease recede and bring your mouth back to a healthier state. This is an inexpensive option that can give you a higher level of health than flossing without being able to get around each tooth effectively.

If you are struggling to keep your gums healthy, then give yourself an edge. Go out and invest in a water flosser, and allow that to be what keeps your gums healthy for you. They only take a couple minutes each day to use, and they can cut a lot of extra debris out of your mouth that you may have previously missed.

Contact our office about how to help keep your gums in top form the next time you go in for an exam!

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