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When it comes to your oral health care, keeping your smile clean by brushing and flossing is one of the most effective things you can do to keep your smile clean. With so many different dental tools on the market, how do you know which one works for you? Water flossers are a newer form of treatment, and with them rising in popularity, it’s easy to wonder if they would work for you. To help you understand more about water flossers, our team here at E. P. True Dental - West Des Moines, IA in West Des Moines, Iowa, is happy to give you some basic insight, so you can keep your smile flossed and healthy.

Water flossers are safe and effective when it comes to removing food particles from between your teeth. If you struggle to floss by hand or have had treatments like braces that make it hard to floss properly, then a water flosser may be what you are looking for. Water flossers work by sending out pulses of water that hit between your teeth and along your gum line.

Using water flossers regularly have been proven to reduce plaque and help against the fight on gum disease, which is why they have finally earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance on many of them. If you feel you are at a high risk of gum disease, or your dentist, Dr. Pete Olberding has encouraged you to floss but you do not like the string floss, then try a water flosser for your flossing needs.

If you still have questions or would like to learn more about the effectiveness of water flossers, then call us today at (515) 224-9899 to set up an appointment. Our dental team is happy to talk to you about any of your oral health care questions or concerns.