Oral hygiene is very important to maintain good overall health as well as to lead a happy life. Only brushing your teeth twice a day is not enough to keep your teeth free from germs. Besides, without flossing, you cannot ensure that there remains no food debris left in the gum line which leads to serious oral discomforts like bleeding gum and the like.
Making a habit of flossing your teeth can save your teeth from being damaged in the long run. In most cases, your dentist may suggest doing this important thing at least once a day with string flosser (traditional flosser) or water flosser to save your teeth from being attacked by the germs.
Types of flossers
By flossing your teeth regularly, you may keep away from some awful diseases like bleeding gum and periodontal disease which are very common among most people. Water flossers are of two types, and they are portable water flossers and countertop water flossers. You can choose which one best suits you.
Choose as you feel comfortable with them
Some pick water flosser as their best choice whereas others may find string flossers comfortable. Both have advantages as well as disadvantages depending on your need and habit.
In this short article, we are going to tell you the advantages and disadvantages of both flossers. And we will also tell you why you should need flossing actually to lead a better life.
Before starting, we would like to paint a picture before you and hope you will like it reading. You can escape this paragraph if you want only to read about something that is all about the title of this article.
Build a habit of flossing every day consistently
Say, you have been invited to a party where many delicious foods will be served for the guest including you. As a guest, you have joined the party earlier, and after the party, the long-awaited dinner is going to be served for the guests. In this situation, all delicious foods are nicely placed before you to start and you have just started too. But you are not able to eat them because of your weak teeth and having a bleeding gum. What will you do then? So, build a habit of flossing your teeth consistently to keep away from these fearful diseases and also lead a happy and enjoyable life indeed.
However, strong and healthy teeth are as important as any personal possession you have, or you desire to have.
Now, let’s say you something about water flossers and traditional string flossers and also how they work anyway.
Almost 200 years ago, the practice of dental floss was introduced and practiced. But it is a nightmare still now for some dental patients. All should floss their teeth regularly. However, only flossing or only brushing your teeth is not enough to keep your teeth germ-free. Instead, both are needed to remove plaque or food debris from your teeth.
How a water flosser works
Well. It is not rocket science to discover the above title. It is just normal to know about. A water flosser has a water reservoir to make a strong stream to remove plaque and food debris from your teeth.
A water flosser also flushes away harmful bacteria which is responsible for oral inflammation and other oral diseases. That’s why dentists strongly recommend making a habit of flossing our teeth at least once a day.
A water flosser can remove food debris or plaque between teeth more efficiently than a string flosser. Besides, you can use it more conveniently than that of a string flosser. All you need to do is to maintain the pressure of water as you need to remove them from your teeth. It can reach your desired part of your mouth and remove plaque closely. As a result, your gum line remains free from plaque and food debris which may cause gum bleeding and other inflammable diseases.
What type of water flosser is perfect for you?
The answer to the question varies from person to person as a different person has a different choice. Though water flossers need more space than a traditional string flosser, they are easy to use and operate. Also, they can remove more germs and food debris from your teeth.
If you want to travel anywhere with a water flosser, you should go for portable water flosser which is being operated by batteries. You may need at least two small batteries, and they can go for one to two months at least. Besides, packing this portable water flosser is also easy and does not hold a lot of space inside your luggage while traveling.
On the contrary, you can also use a water flosser operated by electricity. In this case, you need an electric outlet to have a power connection. All you need to do is to fill the water reservoir and set the pressure control of the water flosser. According to your need, you can increase or decrease water pressure to remove food debris and plaque from your teeth effectively.
Let’s talk about string flosser or traditional flosser
String flosser is also good for removing food debris stuck between your teeth and plaque from your mouth. There are a lot of video tutorials as well on how to use a string flosser to do flossing on YouTube. But be careful while using a string flosser so that there is no gum bleeding due to lack of dexterity.
A string flosser has many advantages too. It is cost-effective. Moreover, it needs almost no space inside your luggage. So, you can travel anywhere with a string flosser. It also does not need any electric outlet to turn on or any batteries to operate the device.
It is also easy to use but has a drawback that you cannot reach at the innermost part of your gum line to remove food debris or plaque from your teeth. If you want to make a comparison with water floss in case of their price, a string flosser is much cheaper than a water flosser.