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It is important for you to floss if you’re interested in maintaining a healthy mouth. Flossing can reach places that your toothbrush can’t get to. But there are many individuals who struggle with flossing for a number of reasons. Fortunately, alternative options such as water floss can help everyone maintain great oral health.

If you don’t floss your teeth, you could ultimately have several issues, such as gum disease. But there are other issues that not flossing can result in. For example, did you know that untreated gum disease could cause damage to your supporting tooth structure, bleeding gums, consistent bad breath, and tooth loss? Fortunately, if you floss and care for your teeth well, you can avoid these types of issues and keep your smile strong.

Fortunately, if you struggle with traditional flossing, there are alternatives you can consider. For instance, water floss can be extremely useful in place of traditional wax floss. As you may know, this tool sends a guided stream of water that can help you remove the plaque and food particles from your teeth. Furthermore, water picks can be useful because they come with several attachments, allowing you to be as comfortable as possible. Floss picks are another option you can consider.

If you struggle with flossing for any reason, we invite you to contact Copperstone Dental at 208•376•5499. Dr. Matthew Tuft and our team can answer any questions you have and help you decide how to floss most effectively and comfortably. We’re excited to hear from you soon!