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Yes. You Can Stop Flossing, Marietta

Yes. You Can Stop Flossing

Smiling Dental Patient Marietta GAIf you’re one of the 9 out of 10 people who dislike flossing, you’re in luck. There’s a way to clean between your teeth (where brushing doesn’t reach) without that skinny strand of floss. It’s called a water flosser.

Research shows that using a water flosser may actually clean your teeth and gums better than conventional floss, reaching well below the gum pockets where periodontitis starts. If you’ve had gum disease in the past, our Marietta dentists may recommend using a water flosser since it’s more efficient.

Yes, water flossers can be messy. Practice over the sink or opt for a version that you can use in the shower. As long as you’re using it at least once a day, you can stop using traditional floss.

How to Use a Water Flosser

Depending on the model of water flosser that you have, you may be able to adjust the pressure of the stream of water. Start with a lower pressure and work your way up to steady flow of water. Most people prefer slightly warm water or lukewarm, to minimize sensitivity.

Place the tip of the flosser at the edges of your gums, slightly angled toward them to reach underneath the tissues. Gently trace around each tooth, pausing for a couple of seconds where the teeth meet one another. Floss the entire outside and inside of your upper and lower arches.

Is it Working?

When you visit our Marietta dentists for a checkup, we’ll be able to tell if there’s a difference in your gum health and plaque levels from your last cleaning appointment. The small investment could be just what your smile needed.

For more oral hygiene tips, visit the Marietta dentists at Dental Care Center at Kennestone.

Posted on behalf of Dental Care Center at Kennestone

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Angie W.

I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

Olivia

I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

Mark P.

Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

Nancy M.

I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!