Water vs Traditional Flossing

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If you don’t like flossing, you’re not alone. Few adults in America floss on a regular basis, and fewer still understand why you need to floss daily. A lot of people say they don’t like flossing simply because it’s uncomfortable.

We understand that. It can be an uncomfortable experience. That’s why a lot of people have turned to different options, like water flossers, to help take care of this critical part of your at-home oral health routine.

But is water flossing as effective as traditional flossing? Let’s take a look.

Traditional flossing
The entire reason that Dr. Neal Emad at Nova Dental Care in Vienna, Virginia recommends you floss daily is because of what flossing does for your oral health. It removes all the junk, plaque, and other debris from between your teeth. This prevents cavities and gum disease, promoting a healthier overall oral environment. You have to clean between your teeth, and flossing is a great way to do that.

Water flossing
So what about water flossing? Well, it can be just as effective as traditional flossing. The trick is in making sure that you’re cleaning between your teeth just as you would with regular floss. Remember, the whole point of flossing is getting to where your toothbrush can’t. If you get consistently clean spaces between your teeth with a water flosser, your oral health will be in great shape.

There are a ton of different ways to take care of your oral health. As long as you’re doing your best and following the Dr.’s instructions, you’ll be set! Call us today at 703-938-7615 if you have questions or want to make an appointment.