Gum disease is a serious problem in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about half of all Americans have some form of periodontal disease. When left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth and bone loss in the mouth. It has also been associated with chronic systemic diseases, like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Dentists recommend flossing daily to not only give you a healthy smile, but to prevent gum disease, tooth loss and cavities.
Lately, there has been a renewed interest in water flossing. This type of treatment came on the market for personal use in 1962, known as the Waterpik®. Oral flossing at home removes debris, but it doesn’t remove plaque build-up, which made clinicians wonder if it was effective. Current research indicates that oral flossing does reduce harmful bacteria and helps keep mouths cleaner. These types of devices should be used daily for maximum benefits.
Here are a few of the benefits of oral water flossing:
Take care of your overall health by taking care of your mouth and gums. Make an appointment with Art of Dentistry and let Dr. Addleson, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Landau put together a comprehensive treatment plan for your teeth and mouth. You’ll feel better and be more confident when you have good oral hygiene in San Diego, CA.