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Did you know, flossing can improve your oral health? Well, it’s true! Water flossers are a great way to floss your smile and help keep your teeth clean. Our dentist, Dr. Haslam with College Hill Dental Group in Corvallis, Oregon, encourages flossing for your oral health, which is why we have provided this information for you on water flossing.

Flossing is needed to clean between your teeth and deep along the gumline where plaque loves to hide. Traditionally, people with arthritis in their hands, for example, traditional floss can be painful and hard to use with your fingers. That is why water flossing may work great for you. The magic of water flossers works by using a steady beam of water with strong pressure to wash away food particles and plaque from between your teeth. Water flossing is very gentle on the gums and less painful than traditional floss for many.

Another advantage to water flossing is many of the brands are approved by the American Dental Association through their Seal of Acceptance program. This means that each water flossing machine has been uniquely tested and approved for safety and efficacy. Water flossing can also help the fight with gum disease because of the gentle effect they have the gums.

If you are ready for your six-month checkup, please call 541-753-8365 to make an appointment. Our team looks forward to helping you with your oral health and is always happy to take your call.