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Brushing and flossing are the foundations of optimal oral health. This is because they are extremely effective for removing plaque and debris from your mouth and keeping your teeth clean. You should be brush at least twice a day and flossing once a day as well. However, you also need to clean between your teeth.

If you are having trouble because regular floss is not working for you, you may want to consider an alternative such as a water flosser. Water flossers completely forgo the use of any sort of thread and instead use jets of water to reach between your teeth. Water flossers have been proven to be highly effective for washing away food particles and debris.

When selecting a water flosser, look for those that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance. The seal is awarded by the American Dental Association for products that have reached the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. These products have also been shown to aid in the prevention of gum disease. One of the key benefits of water flossers is that they can clean areas that dental floss may be not be able to reach. This is often true if you have braces, a bridges, dentures or crowns. Water flossers may be easier to operate for those with joint pain or individuals that are getting older.

Trecker and Lopez Family Dentistry wants to help you improve your oral health. To schedule an appointment at our office in Springfield, Massachusetts, please call us at 413-782-5159. Dr. Marcus Lopez and our team take the time to protect your teeth!