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Flossing can be a difficult task for many people, especially when they don’t know how to floss or when they are using the wrong flossing products. If you are one of these people, our Redwood Dental dental team is here to help you!

Flossing is a very important task that needs to be done at least once a day, but we understand that it might be a bit difficult to do so. If this is the case, we recommend using a water flosser. Water flossers are small, hand-held wands that spray water out of the top of the tool. The water comes out in pulses and it effectively cleans your teeth.

How to Use a Water Flosser

–Make sure the base, also known as the reservoir, is filled with lukewarm water. Next, select the tip you would like to use to clean your smile. Finally, adjust the pressure control to the level you prefer. Most people like to start at the lowest pressure.

–Lean over the sink and press the tip of the water flosser in your mouth. Close your lips around the tip and turn the unit on. It’s important to keep your lips tight around the flosser otherwise the water will spray everywhere.

–Start cleaning your smile by rinsing between your back teeth. Make sure you pause briefly at every crevice of your smile. Make sure the water thoroughly washes the area. When cleaning your smile, aim the flosser tip just above the gumline at a 90-degree angle.

–When you are done washing the food particles and plaque from between your teeth, turn the unit off and then press the “Tip Eject” button to remove the tip.

Why Use a Water Flosser

–Evidence proves that it is an effective way to deeply clean the crevices of your smile.

–It is easy to use.

–It effectively removes plaque and other harmful substances from your teeth.

–It deeply cleans the pockets in your mouth.

–It thoroughly cleans around braces and other orthodontic appliances.

–It is safe and gentle.

–It reduces your chances of having periodontal disease.

Please remember that if you do use a water flosser each day, you also need to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth. It’s important that you brush, floss, and rinse altogether. Do your best to brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day with a water flosser or a product of your choice, and rinse your mouth daily with fluoride rinse or another beneficial type of mouthwash. 

We want you to have the best oral health possible, which is why we recommend cleaning your smile each day with a water flosser in Providence, Utah. If you have any questions about this tool or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene and its many benefits, call our office today at 435-571-0288 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Troy Walton. Our entire team at Redwood Dental looks forward to hearing from you!