If you are someone who works on your car at home, you are probably familiar with the problem of oil and debris build up that can occur on your driveway. There are a few ways you can keep your driveway clean: use a broom to sweep off the debris, use an environmentally friendly de-greaser and a hose, or do both. Sometimes a combination of things is the best way to achieve a desired result.
When it comes to the hygiene of your mouth, using a combination of brushing, flossing and rinsing is the best way to make your mouth as clean and healthy as possible. But, is there anything else you can do? If you’ve visited your local Ottawa dental professional, chances are you’ve heard about something called a Waterpik. This is a device that uses water to dislodge food and debris from in between the teeth and gums. It has proven to be very successful for everyone that uses it, especially those who wear braces or have trouble with food getting lodged in between their teeth.
There is however a common misconception that if you use a Waterpik, it means that you’ll no longer have to floss your teeth; this is the furthest thing from the truth. A Waterpik is great at getting food and debris from between the teeth and gums, but regular flossing is the only way to truly eliminate bacteria from between the teeth. Flossing actually is able to wipe plaque and plaque causing bacteria from your mouth, while Waterpiks can only provide a rinse that won’t remove bacteria.
For a full, well rounded clean you may want to consider adding a Waterpik device to your routine. Consult with your local Ottawa dental professional about its benefits and pricing.