The importance of plaque removal for the prevention of dental and systemic disease is becoming better understood by the general community. Effective removal and disruption of plaque within the oral cavity is not achieved by simply brushing. Floss, which would be preferable to using only a toothbrush, is not used by the majority of the population on a regular basis. Therefore, other alternatives should be investigated as a means to maintain lower interproximal plaque levels.
This makes it especially handy for cleaning some of the tight spaces around bridgework. Interdental brushes serve as an alternative to flossing. They can be used daily and can be more effective for plaque removal than floss as suggested by a number of studies.
A water flosser has been clinically proven to be more effective than traditional string floss and air floss for reducing plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease. Keep in mind that we are not saying that it should be a replacement for dental floss. It should be used in conjunction with dental floss for removing matter from between teeth and the gum line.
When you use waxed dental floss, you will further help the strand slide into place and minimize any chances of snapping the floss into your gums which can be painful.
If you are having trouble maintaining your dental work, you can always call: (561) 694-9000 to speak to Dr. Patrick Smith or a member of the staff at his Juno Beach office.
Nobody likes having a smile they have to hide – or that they avoid showing altogether. Your Juno Beach cosmetic dentist knows this, and that is why the team at JunoBeachDental.com in Juno Beach have made patient smiles a top priority. Dr. Patrick Smith has created 5-star treatment plans for full mouth restorations, and has done everything possible to give you a more enjoyable experience.
If you live in the Juno Beach or surrounding areas – and are looking for high-quality cosmetic dentistry, please contact the office of Dr. Patrick Smith now at (561) 694-9000. The helpful, friendly staff would be happy to talk to you about cosmetic dentistry and the other services offered.