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It’s late. You’re tired. The last thing you want to do is fiddle with a piece of slippery plastic while you move it between your teeth, trying to clean out a day’s worth of junk before hitting the sack. Flossing isn’t popular, but it’s a necessary activity.

However, there are a few different ways to floss that don’t involve the piece of floss in front of your mirror when you’re too tired to do it correctly. Flossers have become another popular method, but the best alternative just might be a water flosser.

Traditional flossing
The entire reason that Dr. Shelly Ereth Barone at Shelly Ereth Barone in Metairie, Louisiana recommends you floss daily is because of what flossing does for your oral health. It removes all the junk, plaque, and other debris from between your teeth. This helps eliminate the possibility for cavities to form, and wards off gum disease as well.

Water flossing
Water flossing may seem like a gimmick, but it’s nearly as effective as the traditional method. The trick is in making sure that you’re cleaning between your teeth just as you would with regular floss. Remember, the whole point of flossing is getting to where your toothbrush can’t. If you get consistently clean spaces between your teeth with a water flosser, your oral health will be in great shape.

There are a ton of different ways to take care of your oral health. As long as you’re doing your best and following the doctor’s instructions, you’ll be set! Call us today at 504-832-1164 if you have questions or want to make an appointment.