Brushing alone is not enough
We all know that dental plaque is one of the main aetiological agents involved in the initiation and progression of dental caries, gingivitis and periodontitis. Maintaining good oral hygiene is important to combat such problems, but research has proven that use of a toothbrush alone cannot remove the complete biofilm formation. In fact, as most periodontal diseases originate interproximally and are often more severe and frequent at these sites, interdental cleaning is paramount.
Tooth brushing has limitations and its effectiveness is dependent on the patient using proper technique and spending at least 2 minutes brushing. Electric toothbrushes are considered superior to manual brushes and address some of the limitations of brushing, but they are still unable to access the proximal surfaces of the teeth and the interdental space. Here is one solution...
A recent study looked at the benefits of using a Water Flosser and sonic toothbrush compared to a sonic toothbrush alone. The results speak for themselves; the Water Flosser proved 52% more effective at reducing plaque, 48% more effective at reducing gingivitis and 70% more effective at reducing gingival bleeding. Alongside either an electric or manual toothbrush, adding a Water Flosser to the daily regimen is easy and will provide the desired results for your patients without the hassle of string floss. Watch Video