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Water flossers have been around for a while now, and lots of our patients use them. Like floss, water flossing is a means of cleaning bacterial acids from your chompers and gums and getting rid of lodged food remnants from between your teeth. Here are a few things you should be familiar with about water flossing.

Water flossers are handheld devices that steadily spray water into your oral cavity to extract bacteria, plaque, and leftover food debris. By doing so, water flossers can shield you from the advance of dental conditions like periodontal disease and tooth decay.

You may want to think about using a water flosser if you have any disorders that make it hard for you to floss. That can include motor conditions or oral work like braces and bridges, and anything that makes flossing less enjoyable for you also falls into this category.

If you’re looking to buy a water flosser, look for one with the ADA seal; water flossers with the ADA seal have been tested to ensure high-quality standards and effective results. A good water flosser will help you and guard you against periodontal disease and tooth breakdown, so it’s important to pick one that will last and work correctly throughout the years that you use it.

Flossing is imperative for oral health, so whether you’re using a water flosser or traditional floss, please do it once per day! For extra tips on oral hygiene, give our Sonrisa Dental office a call at 505-455-2176 to pencil in your next checkup. Dr. Jorge Ferreira will be happy to see you in Santa Fe, New Mexico, soon.