Water flossers: the secret to keeping your smile sparkling
We all want to be the owner of that shining smile in the family photo, but what options do you have other than brushing and regular flossing? As you can tell by the title, we’re going to suggest water flossing, of course!
What Is A Water Flosser?
Going by other names such as ‘oral irrigator’, or ‘dental water jet’, a water flosser does what it says on the tin…it flosses your teeth with water!
When using a water flosser, ‘high-pressure pulsating water’ is used to eliminate plaque or the remnants of anything unpleasant from your teeth. Much like flossing, this aims to remove these items from hard-to-reach places, such as between your teeth and within your gums.
As with regular flossing, water flossing does not replace the need for brushing. But, without further ado, let’s dive into the bountiful benefits of oral irrigation!
What Are The Benefits?
The first (and main) point to cover when looking at water flossing is the improvement of gum health.
Water flossers have been clinically proven to assist with gingival (gum) health if you also continue to brush for the recommended amount each day.
Whilst regular flossing can also provide this level of hygiene, the difference comes within the realms of human error. Water flosses are more likely to actively clean hard-to-reach areas that you could miss in your traditional flossing routine.
The other major benefit of water flossing is the improved removal of biofilm and bacteria. Under the right circumstances, water flossing can remove up to 99.9% of ‘plaque biofilm’. So what is this biofilm?
Biofilm is defined ‘as a thin but robust layer of mucilage adhering to a solid surface and containing a community of bacteria and other microorganisms.’ That is certainly something you don’t want in your mouth!
Flossing, as you normally would, can provide you with many of the same benefits as water flossing. The main question is which is easier? Water flossing, of course!
Without the need for a constant routine, not only can water flossing provide the same great benefits, but it’s just easier to do.
What Types Of Water Flossing Exist?
OralB took the time to lay out the options you have for water flossing. That’s right, there isn’t just one device!
Your options include countertop, cordless, shower, and faucet water flossers.
Whilst they will all ultimately provide you with the same experience in terms of ensuring great oral hygiene, you can choose which one is best suited to you.
Faucet flossers are the most common ones to be used, with countertops following swiftly behind. These two are considered the easiest to use. Shower variants are considered to provide a more difficult set-up process, with cordless options being good for on the go (if your suitcase is big enough!).
So, there you have it, water is good for just about anything these days! But don’t you want to make sure the water you use in your flosser is just as clean as you want your teeth to be?
We recommend checking out our water filters, guaranteed to take your water flossing routine to the next level! Don’t believe us? Give us a call on 01462 455772 and we’ll confirm it for you ourselves.