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If you are unfamiliar with water flossing, it is an interdental cleaning technique that removes plaque and food buildup using steady streams of water to wash between the teeth and around the gums. Water flossing may be an effective dental practice for you if you are looking to improve your flossing habit.

Many patients struggle to floss effectively using floss string, especially if they have tightly spaced teeth, limited movement in their hands, or have received dental work such as a bridge or orthodontic appliance. Water flossing may be more efficient at accessing the areas of your smile that your dental floss can’t reach.

Another benefit of water flossing is that it removes harmful acid from the teeth and gums, reducing your risk of gum disease and helping to build up your tooth enamel.

If you are unsure how to choose the right water flosser, look for a product that has the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, or come see Dr. Richard Dycus for product recommendations.

At Dycus Dental, we are committed to helping patients discover the right dental tools to maintain healthy dental habits. If you would like to try water flossing in Cookeville, Tennessee, call 931-528-7977 today and schedule a visit with our friendly dentist.