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How a Water Flosser Becomes Easier with Age


Posted on 5/24/2021 by Langtree Dental Associates
How a Water Flosser Becomes Easier with AgeFor people who are older, using a water flosser can be helpful for reducing problems with decay and gum disease. While a water flosser should never be used to replace flossing and brushing, it can be used to supplement regular at-home care to ensure the best results for your gums and teeth.

Choosing a Water Flosser


If you struggle to clean and floss your teeth because of mobility problems, a water flosser can help you realize better dental outcomes. Choose a water flosser that has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Also, check with us to get our recommendations before you invest in the product.

How Does a Water Flosser Work?


When you use string floss, combined with a water flosser, you can target the areas in the mouth that a toothbrush cannot reach. A water flosser cleans between the teeth and below the gum line. Using a combination of water pressure and jet pulsations, a water flosser features a tip that you direct toward the gum and in between the teeth. This small jet stream rinses harmful food debris and plaque for a maximum clean – something that can be extremely helpful as you age or experience more difficulties with cleaning the teeth.

Getting Used to Using a Water Flosser


You can adjust the settings on a water flosser. To begin, you should use a gentle pressure setting until you get used to using the device. Transition to a higher setting that is comfortable for you over time. Don't use a high setting when you first use the flosser. Instead, make gradual adjustments to protect your gums and teeth.

Would you like to know more about using a water flosser? If so, we can answer your questions and provide helpful tips for using the device. If you are older and would like to support your regular at-home care, you may want to strongly consider investing in the device. However, do not make any decisions until you speak to us first. Give us a call today with your inquiries or to book a cleaning and exam.
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