If you’re lazy about flossing, you’ve got no excuse now!
I know, I know. It’s so tiring to floss. Who has the patience to stand in front of the mirror to floss your teeth? It’s so annoying to fog up the mirror while you pant, open-mouthed, while you attempt to get em’ gross little white plaque out?
Fret not, friends, technology is on our side because we live in the age where we can flush out plaque with a mighty water floss-er! It’s clinically proven that it is a far superior alternative to string floss. A month-long study (in 2005) at the University of Nebraska established that the Water Flosser was 93% more effective at reducing bleeding, and up to 52% more effective at diminishing gingivitis than the traditional string floss.
Diabetic patients are more prone for periodontal disease. With the aid of the water floss-er, it reduces the likelihood of gingival inflammation. A study on adjunctive oral irrigation in diabetes have shown that patients who used water flossers for 3 months experienced a reduction in bleeding, in contrast to those who did not. Water flossers get deeper into the pockets of our gum tissues than traditional floss. While traditional floss reaches about 3mm due to manual constraints, water flossers could reach up to 7mm of the depth of the pockets.
The deep cleansing feature of the water floss-er also means that it is most ideal for patients with dental implants. Maintenance of implants requires careful attention to the build-up of plaque, bleeding and gingivitis.
The water flosser is a new technological innovation that shifts our reticent attitude about flossing towards an enjoyable experience. The challenge of dental floss is no longer relevant. It is true that few (apart from dentists) are experts in flexing the string under the gum line or maneuvering the string with sufficient tension and avoid bleeding altogether!