Do you have braces or other dental work that make it problematic to use floss? Have you been curious about water flossers and the effect it could have on your oral health? If so, we have good news for you! Dr. Michael Jacobsen with Jacobsen & Maleeh Orthodontics in Victorville, California, cares for your oral health, which is why we are happy to give you this information if threaded floss has become too difficult for you.
In a nutshell, water flossers are an effective item that many of them have been stamped with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. This stamp means that any water flossers with this seal have been tested to be safe and effective to help protect your teeth from lingering plaque and bacteria. Water flossers are an exceptional option for people who have trouble flossing by hand or have had extensive dental work done that makes flossing difficult such as braces, implants, or dental bridge restorations.
Flossing is pivotal to your oral health is because food and plaque can get between your teeth and cause cavities, which leads to many healthcare problems. Cavities can lead to loss of teeth, which leads to gum disease, and eventually can lead to bone loss dramatically affecting your oral health.
If you would like to learn more about water flossers or would like a dental checkup, please call us today at 760-951-7752 to set up an appointment. Our friendly orthodontics team is thrilled to assist your oral health and give you assistance when it comes to addressing your questions or concerns about your oral health care.