It is a hand-held tool that sprays out water at a steady pulse. Removing plaque from the teeth and any food between them. Similar to thread floss but using streams of water instead of the string. The streams of water pulsate at different levels and are usually is adjustable depending on the device you have. They help prevent gum disease and gingivitis by removing the sticky biofilm between and around your teeth. They have the American Dental Association seal of acceptance for being effective.
The water flossers come with different heads that snap on to the device each specific to different needs (braces, implant, periodontal pockets,) with a small hose that is attached to a water reservoir.
Who are water flossers good for?
• Anyone with difficulties flossing by hand or have difficulties with fine motor skills.
• Anyone that has braces, or fixed bridges, implants as it may be difficult to floss with regular thread floss, the water flosser helps to get to harder to reach areas.
• In general, they are good for everyone and should be used at least once a day to ensure healthy gums and teeth.