How to Prevent Dental Diseases

How to Prevent Dental Diseases

One thing that you need to keep in mind about dental diseases is that almost all of them are preventable. And it doesn’t matter if you have a family history of these conditions. Whether you have cavities or gum disease, you can go for the effective treatment to get rid of these conditions.

What is plaque?

Plaque is a bacterial buildup which gathers on the teeth and underneath the gum line. It is basically a sticky substance which serves as a breeding space for the bacteria. The bacteria living under the line cling to the teeth. And those bacteria escape the toothbrush when you brush your teeth.

As a result of this bacteria buildup, your teeth might look stained and your gums might look red. Ultimately, they can lead to the cavities and gum disease.

Now, you have to make sure that you floss every day. The bacteria under the gum line can be cleaned with the help of flossing only. Moreover, the interdental spaces also need to be cleaned well. Flossing thread is the only cleaning tool that can get there and remove the plaque.

Flossing challenges

According to a stat, only 10-20% of the Americans floss on daily basis. And 1 in 3 Americans never floss. Now, there are two reasons for the flossing failures; i.e. it is quite difficult to floss and it is quite difficult to notice the flossing benefit.

And it is also the fact that most of the people who floss their teeth do not do it properly. Improper way of flossing doesn’t deliver the benefits the flossing promises.

How to deal with the flossing troubles

Good news is that there is a new and easier way to floss. This method uses a stream of water which is fired with high pressure to the teeth. This way, you will not only be able to clean the interdental spaces but you will also be able to clean the areas under the gum line. The device that you can use in this regard is called Waterpik, also known as water flosser.

Looking at the flossing practice, you will notice the difficulty in inserting the flossing thread into the tight spaces, nooks and crannies. On the other hand, the stream of water can clean the surfaces where it might be quite difficult to slide the flossing thread.

Even if you are flossing every day, wouldn’t you feel comfortable switching to the solution which is easier and more effective? This is exactly what you can achieve with the help of water flossing.