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The fall season is here at last and with it comes a bountiful harvest, fresh corn on the cob, and a multitude of sweets and treats to satisfy your palate. However, many sweets and treats do contain sugars, or sticky and chewy substances that can lead to oral health ailments. Protect your mouth against the dangers of tooth decay and dental erosion by making sure you brush twice daily and floss at least once daily. As an alternative to traditional flossing, consider a water flosser.

Water flossers are highly effective interdental cleaning tools designed to clean between teeth using a gush of water. Water flossers can effectively wash away debris and harmful bacteria that gather between teeth much more effectively than traditional brushing can.

Water flossers can reach areas between teeth even if you have an oral health care treatment hindering its progress. This includes orthodontic aligners, dental crowns, or any other obstacle that may be in your mouth that prevents threaded floss from fully reaching between all teeth. In cases such as these, a water flosser is necessary.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Horizon Dental Care to see if you are a candidate for an oral health care treatment or if you are in need of a professional cleaning, please call Dr. Mike Martin and the rest of our team at our dentist office in Grand Junction, Colorado at 970-245-3633. On behalf of our team, we hope you have a wonderful day!