It is important for you to floss if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy mouth. Flossing can reach places that your toothbrush can’t get to. But there are many individuals who struggle with flossing for a number of reasons. Fortunately, alternative options such as water floss can help everyone maintain great oral health.
If you are interested in keeping your smile as clean as it should be, you’ll need to clean between your teeth. Often, the best way to do this is by flossing. Without flossing, plaque may build up, which could ultimately lead to issues such as gum disease. If you have gum disease, you could also have to cope with bad breath, bleeding gums, and even tooth loss.
Fortunately, if you struggle with traditional flossing, there are alternatives you can consider. For instance, water floss can be extremely useful in place of traditional wax floss. As you may know, this tool sends a guided stream of water that can help you remove the plaque and food particles from your teeth. Furthermore, water picks can be useful because they come with several attachments, allowing you to be as comfortable as possible. Floss picks are another option you can consider.
If you struggle with flossing for any reason, we invite you to contact Stein Dental Care at 615-540-0888. Dr. Alan Stein and our team can answer any questions you have and help you decide how to floss most effectively and comfortably. We’re excited to hear from you soon!