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Flossing doesn’t win a lot of popularity contests among different oral health activities. It’s one of the few things that people don’t do on a regular basis that could really help improve their oral health.

The good news is that if you don’t like regular flossing, then you do have other options to choose from to better clean between your teeth. One of those options is water flossing. But how does it stack up against regular floss?

Traditional flossing
You likely hear it every time you visit a dentist. Flossing is important! And it is. Our team here at Summer Enlow, DDS PC in Nacogdoches, Texas recommends it because it removes all the junk, plaque, and other debris from between your teeth. This prevents cavities and gum disease, promoting a healthier overall oral environment. 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. Remember, the whole point of flossing is getting to where your toothbrush can’t. 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 instructions of Dr. Summer Enlow, you’ll be set! Call us today at 936-564-9730 if you have questions or want to make an appointment.