You may be wondering what method works best for cleaning between your teeth, dental floss, or a water flosser? Maintaining a healthy mouth between visits to your North Miami dentist requires brushing twice a day AND cleaning between your teeth daily.
What Gets Your Mouth The Cleanest?
Dental Floss or A Water Pick?
For the best oral hygiene with the cleanest teeth and freshest mouth use BOTH a water pick and dental floss. They work in different ways to remove plaque from between teeth and gums and for the best results get the benefits of both.
- Flossing works by physically scraping plaque and trapping debris from the sides of the teeth even under the gums.
- Is the oldest and still the best method for removing plaque film from the tooth surface before it hardens into cavity and gum disease-causing tartar.
- Available in many varieties and flavors. Waxed floss and floss tape slide into tight spaces more easily and some people find floss holders or floss picks easier to handle.
- A water pick, also known as water flosser or oral irrigator, uses a tight jet of water to flush plaque-forming bacteria and food particles from between your teeth and under the gums.
- Helps reduce gum disease and bleeding by flushing out pockets under the gumline and is particularly helpful with cleaning braces or dental bridges.
- Available in cordless, water-resistant, travel, or countertop models with additional options such as variable pressure settings, pulses, and changeable tips.
Are You Looking for A North Miami Dentist You Can Trust?
Daily use of both a water pick and dental floss along with brushing twice a day, keeps your mouth the healthiest between professional cleanings. Contact Biscayne Dental Center now and schedule your next dental cleaning in North Miami.