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The same story plays out every six months when you visit with your dentist. You’re asked if you floss regularly, you lie and say yes, then the moment a piece of that minty-smelling plastic touches your gums, bloods erupts like Old Faithful.

Alright, that’s a bit dramatic, but it’s pretty indicative of what happens in our offices. If you don’t floss because you don’t like how plastic floss feels on your gums, there is another option – flossing with water.

Traditional flossing
The entire reason that Dr. Robert Farber at Dearborn West Dental in Dearborn, Michigan recommends you floss daily is because of what flossing does for your oral health. You get rid of the junk between your teeth – notably, plaque and other food debris – that causes cavities and gum disease. You have to clean between your teeth, and flossing is a great way to do that.

Water flossing
So what about water flossing? Well, it can be just as effective as traditional flossing. The trick is in making sure that you’re cleaning between your teeth just as you would with regular floss. Flossing is meant to clean where your brush can’t, and the same goes for water flossing. If you get consistently clean spaces between your teeth with a water flosser, your oral health will be in great shape.

There are a ton of different ways to take care of your oral health. As long as you’re doing your best and following the Dr.’s instructions, you’ll be set! Call us today at 313-562-5610 if you have questions or want to make an appointment.