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Water flossers are an alternative way to clean around and between your teeth using a stream of water. This water flow helps remove food and debris lodged in between teeth. Many water flossers have various tips to help around areas like bridges, crowns, implants, or braces. Water flossers are also a great tool for those with difficulty using traditional string floss. Additionally, many children have better success with water flossers than string floss. Floss or a floss alternative should be used daily to get areas missed when brushing. Cleaning between teeth helps remove a layer of plaque. If not removed, plaque can become calculus or tartar buildup which irritates gums and leads to periodontal disease.
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