NEW STUDIES ON WATER-PIK   dentist Albuquerque

Nearly everyone can benefit from using an electric toothbrush.  the benefits are even greater for someone with periodontal disease.  But even the best brushing cannot get all the plaque that is between the teeth around the contact point.  The options for getting interproximal plaque off are dental floss and Waterpik-type devices.

In the past, I have recommended dental floss over Waterpik, but recent research has convinced me that a Waterpik can be as effective or even more effective than floss.  My opinion is that flossing is still a useful technique to clean in-between teeth and slightly below the crest of the gingiva (gum), but there are reasons why some people would benefit from using a Waterpik.

I have quite a few patients that just have a very hard time manipulating the floss in-between their teeth.  Their fingers and hands tend to get in the way, or they have a small opening into their mouth, making it hard to manipulate the floss. These people could greatly benefit by using a Waterpik.

A good YouTube video on use of a Waterpik device can be viewed by clicking here.

A very good article on the pros and cons of floss v. pik in can be read by clicking here.

At Clark Family Dental we stress the use of brushing and flossing with all our patients.  It makes a huge difference in a patient’s health to be following these good health practices.  We care about your health.

Clark Family Dental  87114

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