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It’s a debate that rages among friends and families all across America – is a water flosser as effective as plastic floss? Why can’t you just use regular floss like everyone else? Do you think you’re better than us because you floss with water and we have to use plastic?

Joking aside, it’s interesting how many people don’t realize that water flossing can be just as effective as regular floss. It’s particularly great for those with sensitive gums. To learn more, keep reading this blog post.

Traditional flossing
The entire reason that Dr. Richard Evans at Summit Dental of La Mesa in La Mesa, California 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. That’s why cleaning between teeth is an activity so many dental professionals recommend.

Water flossing
Water flossing is a great alternative for people with sensitive gums, or who want a different way to clean their teeth. 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 doctor’s instructions, you’ll be set! Call us today at 619-460-0700 if you have questions or want to make an appointment.