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Are you looking for a more natural way to floss? Perhaps you like to floss, but the hassle of the string annoys you or hurts your fingers? If this sounds like you, then consider water flossing. Our dental expert, Dr. Lee J. Cowles, DMD with Cowles Dental Care in Portland, Oregon, encourages you to floss each day and is happy to provide you with this alternative method of flossing if traditional floss is rough for you.

Everyone knows the reputation of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing regularly. However, many people struggle with traditional floss string as it hurts their gums or fingers as they hold it. Water flossers abolish the need for string because it uses a steady beam of water to clean deep between your teeth and along your gumline. Water flossers are very easy to use, which makes them useful for children or people who struggle using traditional floss.

Another added benefit is that water flossers are just as easy to use if you are undergoing any orthodontic treatments, because of the ease with which water pressure can get in those hard-to-reach places around the brackets. The American Dental Association have given many water flossers their Seal of Acceptance stamp, which means it has been proven to be safe and effective at helping to prevent cavities, clean your teeth, and fight against gum disease. It is vital to remember that flossing does not replace the need to brush each day. However, water flossers are an exceptional option to use instead of traditional floss. The vital thing to remember when it comes to any flossing tool is that it’s always better to floss than never to floss at all so your smile can stay healthy and clean.

As you can see, there are benefits to water flossers. Having this as an option can help improve your oral health, especially if you skip flossing because of the traditional string. If you have questions about your smile, please call us today at 503-255-1506 to set up a dental checkup. Our team is always happy to help you.