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The Modern Way to Floss

Hello everyone! I’m Sandy, Dr. Tenaglia’s new hygienist. The Waterpik® Water Flosser representative stopped by our office at lunch today with exciting information about water flossing. I would like to share the new information I learned about the modern way to floss with the Waterpik® Water Flosser. Remember: flossing is still the most beneficial.

If you have hard time grabbing string floss but still want your teeth to feel incredibly clean and fresh, then water flossing is ideal for you. The water flosser removes 99.9 % of plaque and debris from your teeth after brushing. Just one minute a day with a Waterpik® Water Flosser and you will see healthier gums and brighter teeth. Brushing alone leaves behind food debris and plaque that can cause gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath.

You can purchase the Waterpik® Water Flosser on line or at most department stores. It is available in a variety of styles and colors to match your taste and bathroom décor. There is also a waterproof water flosser that you can take in the shower if you are pinched for time or don’t have enough counter space. Waterpik also offers a kids water flosser. They have you covered!

A few reasons to consider water flossing besides incredibly clean teeth and fresh breath are the effects of gum disease on your total health. Over 1/2 of all American adults have gum disease. The severity of gum disease ranges from a mild type known as gingivitis to the more serious type called periodontitis. The most severe cases of gum disease can result in tissue damage, bone loss, and even tooth loss. Studies show that there is a link between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes, and even Rheumatoid Arthritis. You can see that oral health and body health go hand in hand. Working out at the gym is not enough anymore. You need to work out your oral health as well.

Happy flossing!