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With the coming of winter and a joyous football season amongst us once more, it is important to clean your teeth every day. The additional feasts and tailgates galore are enough to put your tooth enamel into overdrive. The American Dental Association suggests brushing your teeth at least twice daily and flossing at least once daily. For some individuals, threaded dental floss may cause problems when using due to arthritis or other physical limitations. Fortunately, there is another wonderful interdental tool that can effectively clean between teeth known as a water flosser.

When selecting a water flosser, look for a product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance given directly by the American Dental Association. This ensures that the product has reached an ideal level of health and safety and can do the job for which it is expected to perform accurately and effectively. If you are hesitant about a product, you can always ask your dentist as well.

Water flossers are an outstanding choice for interdental cleaners if you are old or struggle with any muscle or bone impairments that make traditional dental floss a poor choice. Water flossers are much easier on your limbs with less pressure needed to use them. Water flossers are also effective for teeth that have had previous dental procedures that get in the way of threaded floss, including dental crowns, bridges, dentures, and aligners and braces.

You may be at an increased risk for dental damage or plaque buildup. Steven Rattner DDS is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Steven Rattner and our team at our dentist office, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 301-474-8277. For additional oral health care treatment by a dentist in College Park, Maryland, call us today. Come in today, and show off your better smile tomorrow!