October 20, 2019
What do you think about water flossers? Are they better than conventional flossing?
Water Flosser is an irrigation device which flushes out food particles, bacteria and plaque from under the gums and interdentally through a steady stream of water. This device can substitute flossing, as the water jet serves the same purpose of the floss.
To evaluate its effectiveness, we should look at the outcomes of using it, probably in place of floss, on the plaque scores (tartar attached to the tooth), pocket depths (pockets between gum and tooth), clinical attachment levels (levels of gum around tooth), gingival inflammatory markers (redness/soreness molecular indicators), tissue changes (redness/soreness of gums), and bone levels (level of bone around tooth, holding it).