It is important for you to floss if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy mouth. Flossing can reach places that your toothbrush can’t get to. But there are many individuals who struggle with flossing for a number of reasons. Fortunately, alternative options such as water floss can help everyone maintain great oral health.
Toothbrushes can’t clean very effectively between your teeth. So if you don’t floss, you can’t prevent plaque buildup between your teeth.This can lead to inflamed gums, and eventually to gum disease. Gum disease can also lead to a number of serious problems, including tooth loss, consistent bad breath, and loss of supporting bone structure.
Fortunately, if you struggle with traditional flossing, there are alternatives you can consider. For instance, water floss can be extremely useful in place of traditional wax floss. As you may know, this tool sends a guided stream of water that can help you remove the plaque and food particles from your teeth. Furthermore, water picks can be useful because they come with several attachments, allowing you to be as comfortable as possible. Floss picks are another option you can consider.
Are you worried about flossing? Would you like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team? Do you have more questions about how we can help you decide on the best type of floss for you? Would you simply like to set up an appointment with Dr. Asha Kinra? If so, please feel free to give Great Lakes Family Dental a call at 517.787.0550. We look forward to hearing from you soon!