Today, we’re talking about the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet. The first water-shooting device for cleaning between teeth was invented in the early 1960’s by Colorado dentist Dr. Gerald Moyer and John Mattingly, a hydraulics engineer. The tool is now known by the brand name Waterpik, though many people use the term generically. Since its inception, several other companies have entered the market with similar products.
Improve Dental Heath in Los Angeles
A water irrigation tool oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out particles of food and plaque from around and between teeth. To use it, you put the tube into your mouth, turn it on, and then lean over the sink with your mouth slightly open to let the water dribble out as you navigate the stream of shooting water around the gum line, pausing briefly at each gap between neighboring teeth.
There have been over 65 studies that have confirmed the safety and efficacy of water flossing for calculus reduction, plaque biofilm removal, bleeding reduction, inflammation reduction, and gingivitis treatment.
Should I Use a Water Flosser?
If you don’t floss at all, absolutely. If you have periodontitis, perhaps. It may also help improve your dental health in Los Angeles if you have dental bridgework. First, talk to Dr. Dorfman to acquire an oral care treatment plan that factors in your gum and dental health in Los Angeles, physical dexterity, and lifestyle.
The professional and aware team at Dr. Bill Dorfman, DDS – Century City Aesthetic Dentistry would love to help you learn the best-suited techniques for keeping your gums pink and healthy and firmly attached to cavity-free teeth. To schedule an appointment, call 855-703-7062. Our practice offers porcelain veneers, dental implants, and dental bonding.