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When the time comes to improve your oral health care, it is always a good idea to assess your oral hygiene treatment tools and tactics. In many cases, individuals are often still suffering from dental damage because they are not using cleaning products safely and effectively. Furthermore, there may be better options available. In the case of cleaning between teeth, highly effective interdental cleaning tools such as dental floss and water flossers can be interchanged as needed. Depending on your oral health care needs, speak with your dentist about which product would be best for you.

It’s hard to say if dental floss or water flossers are better than one another, as they both have their benefits. It is often more a matter of personal preference and meeting the needs your smile requires. With traditional dental floss, you can make sure that you are completely in control of your cleaning tool by effectively flossing between each tooth as needed. Always remember to floss between every single tooth and behind your teeth in the very back of your mouth.

A standard flossing session should last about two to three minutes and should be done every day. To lower your risk for contamination, never use the same strand of floss more than once and make sure that you’re moving up and down the strand as needed to keep debris from being transferred to another area in your mouth.

If you find yourself struggling as you get older from using dental floss, modern dentistry allows the use of beams of water through the use of water flossers. Since they do not use thread, many individuals have noted water flossers are easier to use. They have also been proven to be effective in situations where traditional floss cannot be effectively used between teeth. This includes when previous restorations such as dentures or dental crowns are in place. If you have a restoration that is inhibiting the use of dental floss, try switching to a water flosser.

The time is right to receive interdental cleaners in Burbank, California. You are welcome to schedule an appointment at Dr. Bostani's Advanced Dental by calling us at 818-973-7100. Dr. Payam Bostani and our team look forward to hearing from you.