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Are you familiar with the ins and outs of water flossing? If not, you should be! Water flossers are building in popularity in recent years thanks to the ease and success of their use. That is why, our dedicated dentist, a Thomas Sims in Scottsdale, Arizona, is pleased to help you understand more about water flossers.

Flossing done because it is vital to clean between your teeth and along the gumline where your toothbrush can’t clean. For many people, like those with arthritis in their hands or poor coordination, traditional floss can be painful and hard to use on your fingers. That is why water flossing may benefit you and your oral health. It works by using a steady flow of water with strong pressure to wash away food particles and plaque from between your teeth. Water flossing is mild on the gums and can be less painful than the string of floss.

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

If you have concerns about your oral health and would like to make an appointment, please call us today at 480-451-5888 to talk to one of our team members. Dr. Thomas Sims and our team are always happy to help take care of your smile.