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Keep your teeth in tip-top shape with proper brushing and flossing habits. Water flossers are a unique tool that you can now utilize to floss your teeth and help keep them healthy and strong after brushing. Flossing is vital to your smile because it reaches the areas of your teeth and deep along the gumline where your toothbrush can’t reach.

Our dentist, Dr. Daniel Richards with Daniel Richards, DMD in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, is happy to remind you to brush and floss your teeth regularly. To help you with more information about water flossers, our dental team has provided you with some information.

Here are some fun facts about water flossers:

-By brushing your teeth twice daily and cleaning between teeth with a water flosser every day, you can drastically lower your risk for gum disease, tooth decay, plaque buildup and several other oral health risks.
-Water flossers can be effective when used on previous treatment services. Whereas dental floss may not reach specific areas, water flossers can still clean between or around dental bridges, dentures, dental crowns and aligners when necessary.
-Does thread bother you? Worry not, as water flossers are thread free and only use jets of water to clean between teeth.
-Water flossers are useful in situations where old age may make traditional flossing routines impossible or impractical.

Flossing your teeth with any flossing tool is always better than neglecting to floss. If you have questions about your oral health, or if you would like more information about our office, please call us today at (205) 823-6300 to make an appointment. We are always happy to help you.