If you're an attractive, outgoing male or female who just can't get a date no matter what you do, maybe it's time to check your dental care routine. Your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you. When your teeth don't look sparkly clean and white, or if your breath smells unpleasant, your potential dates will take notice. Flossing your teeth twice a day keeps your mouth clean, breath fresh and teeth white. But if you hate to use regular dental floss because it irritates your gums, or seems too time-consuming and frustrating to do each day, try an electric-powered water flosser instead.
What Does the Water Flosser Do?
A water flosser thoroughly cleans the hidden and hard-to-reach areas in your mouth that hide odor-causing bacteria, including the spaces between your front teeth and the deeply-placed recesses behind your back teeth. It also removes the plaque residue that sticks to your gumline and tongue.
When bacteria stick to different surfaces on your teeth, they attract food particles. The particles not only cause cavities, they also stain your teeth. In addition, the particles eventually rot and give off a bad scent.
Even if you use mouthwash to freshen your breath, it may not cover up the smell. By adding a water flosser to your daily routine, you stop the problem in its tracks.
How Does the Water Flosser Work?
The water flosser comes with dental tools called picks. The picks use attachable heads that come with different features. For instance, some heads feature thin brush tips that pull out food particles, such as strings of meat and hard nuts, from between your teeth. Regular floss may take longer to use or navigate in difficult areas of the mouth — especially if you have food stuck between your back teeth.
Other heads resemble toothpicks because they have pointed tips that fit between each tooth. However, the tips are generally made with a soft, flexible material that doesn't cut, nip or prick the gums when you use them.
The heads also contain a small opening that shoots water through it as you clean your mouth. The water washes away germs and clears away surface stains caused by food particles.
When Do You Use the Water Flosser?
It's a good idea to use the water flosser before you brush your teeth in the morning and at night. If you have sensitive teeth, use warm water to eliminate discomfort in your mouth.
If the water flosser doesn't give you the smile you want, contact your dental care provider for services. You may need a good, cosmetic whitening treatment or a professional tooth-cleaning treatment to solve your dilemma.