In this blog post from The Fayetteville Dentist, we’re reviewing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner or interdental irrigator.
The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was created in the early 1960s by a and a hydraulics engineer. The device is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people use the term generically. Since its origin, numerous other companies have entered the market with similar products. (The Fayetteville Dentist does not necessarily endorse any specific brand.)
A water irrigation device oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out bits of food and plaque from around and between teeth. There have been over 65 studies that have confirmed the safety and effectiveness of water flossing for calculus reduction, plaque biofilm removal, bleeding reduction, inflammation reduction, and gingivitis care.
Water flossing devices are great for people with braces. People with limited dexterity also find them useful and effective. And they’re a great addition to a dental health regimen that includes regular brushing and flossing.
At The Fayetteville Dentist in Fayetteville NC, we want all our patients to practice good dental hygiene at home. We also like to see each patient for a cleaning and checkup twice a year. We offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedulde your next appointment today.
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