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Water flossing uses a steady jet of water to perform an interdental cleaning of the teeth and gums, removing plaque buildup. Our dentist may suggest a water flosser if traditional dental floss is not enough to help you maintain a healthy smile.

If you struggle to use a floss string, you are not alone. Many patients can’t achieve a proper floss due to restricted motor skills, obstructive orthodontic appliances or dental bridges, or tightly spaced teeth. The good news is that water flossing can often access the hard-to-reach areas of your smile that dental floss can’t.

Water flossing goes beyond just plaque removal to also remove harmful acids that form on the teeth and gums and can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Keeping your smile clean helps to build up your tooth enamel and fortify your oral health.

Please feel free to speak with Dr. Bryce Hanson for recommendations on a water flossing product or choose one that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. To learn more about the benefits of water flossing and schedule an appointment with our dentist, contact River Valley Dental at 208-357-7611 today. We would be happy to help you discover the right dental tools to care for your smile!