Is a WaterPik Better Than Actual Dental Floss

WaterPiks are now one of the most popular dental devices on the market. They use streams of pulsating water to get rid of food particles and plaque between the teeth as well as below the gum line. While WaterPiks may seem like a great replacement for traditional string dental floss, know that this is not the case.

While WaterPiks can clean your mouth, they simply don’t have the potential to remove plaque from your teeth as well as floss. Floss scrapes the sticky bacteria directly off your teeth. WaterPiks, however, simply rinse it off. For this reason, WaterPiks shouldn’t serve as a replacement for string floss.

Traditional floss is one of the most inexpensive ways to improve the health of your teeth and gums. It can reach tight spaces in between your teeth and scrape plaque off the sides of each tooth. Floss can do wonders for preventing cavities and gum disease.

You can still use your WaterPik if you have one as it is a good teeth cleaning tool. Just be sure to use string floss as well. If you have braces or have particularly sensitive gums and cannot use string floss, a WaterPik may be a good option. Visit our Short Pump, VA office so we can make the ideal recommendation for you.

Contact River Run Dental

If you have further questions about WaterPiks and how they compare to traditional string floss we encourage you to call our office today at 804-262-1060. We look forward to hearing from you!