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How To Clean Your Teeth - Dental Water Jet – A Simple to Complete Dental Floss for Healthier Gums

Updated on March 27, 2011

Brush Your Teeth Regularly

There are very many people who do not brush their teeth regularly. If you do not brush your teeth, you will get tooth decay. Your teeth will be removed by the dentist and it will be painful, expensive and you will be left without teeth for chewing your food.

Teeth should be brushed at least twice per day using a good toothbrush and toothpaste. And even better brush your teeth after every meal and before going to bed. That way, your teeth will remain with you until you are 99-plus years old.

Many people do not brush their teeth because they find it time consuming and a bother. Others do not have sufficient knowledge to know that failing to brush their teeth will cause tooth decay. There are others who do not have the means to afford a simple toothbrush and toothpaste. But it should not be an issue of cost because once can as well chew a piece of soft wood and use it as a toothbrush. And for your information there are plants that are very good for this.

In the developed United States of America, more than 20 percent of people do not brush their teeth regularly. In the poor countries, as much as 75 percent of the people do not brush their teeth regularly but fortunately they do not have much refined foods in their diets.

Waterpik Ultra Dental Water Jet is clinically more effective than floss for healthier gums
Waterpik Ultra Dental Water Jet is clinically more effective than floss for healthier gums

Dental Flossing

Of the 80 percent who brush their teeth regularly in the United States, as much as 90 percent do not use dental flossing during teeth cleaning. Dental flossing is the use of thin nylon filaments or plastic ribbons to remove food and dental plaque from teeth. The floss thread is gently inserted between the teeth and scraped along the teeth sides. This should also be done close to the gums. You can ask your dentist for a dental floss which can either be flavored, unflavored, waxed or just plain dental floss thread. But even if you do not have the means to visit a dentist or where you live there are no dentist, don’t worry because all you need do is get yourself nylon thread or a thread from local plants and gently insert the tread between the teeth and scrape along the teeth sides at least two times a day.

Just imagine that only a low of about 10 percent of Americans with college education are flossing their teeth regularly. That is not right. Dentists and dental hygienists are urging us to brush and floss our teeth at least two times a day if only we want to retain high oral hygiene.

But dental flossing can have some complications to those who wear braces, have diabetes, and have gum disease. Dental flossing is also a bother to those of us who feel we do not have time to keep on inserting a thread between the teeth and scraping along the teeth sides at least two times a day. Do you think this look good to a man of high status like a bank manager or a university professor? They are likely to tell you it’s a painful or unpleasant chore. There is a solution out there but only if you have a few cents to spare for a dental water jet. I have a few dental water jets for myself, my wife and for my two children which are doing an excellent job for my family.

Dental Water Jets

Dental Water Jets are clinically proven and more effective than floss for healthier gums. Dental Water Jets are effective alternative to flossing that feels great and simple to complete. A Dental Water Jet works by delivering a jet of water at a high pressure of 10 to 90 PSI with 1200 pulses per minute. The combination of water pressure and pulsation will remove debris and bacteria lodged deep between teeth and below the gum-line which is about three times deeper than brushing alone. In addition, a Dental Water Jet will massages and stimulates the gums to improve circulation and help promote strong and healthy gums. A Dental Water Jet may be up to 90-percent more effective than flossing at reducing gum bleeding which in itself is a key indicator of impending gum disease.

The message in this article is: Brushing your teeth regularly alone is not enough. There have to be dental flossing of your teeth regularly. Dental flossing removes debris and bacteria lodged deep between teeth and below the gum-line which is about three times deeper than brushing alone.

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      periodontics 6 years ago from 4312 Woodman Ave Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

      This is the great and valuable hub very informative........

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      Emma 7 years ago from Houston TX

      An excellent and important piece of information and advice which i really enjoyed and learn t a lot from.Thanks bravo for sharing this informative hub with us.

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      dental implants Chattanooga  7 years ago

      Aside from brushing teeth regularly, flossing after eating and brushing, gargling with mouthwash, and visiting a trustworthy dentist are also important. With that, you can an improved oral health.

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      lacoste shoes 7 years ago

      Share your knowledge to continue a timeless tradition;

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      Gainesville Dentist 7 years ago

      just emailed this hub to a friend of mine from London. He really needs to know this :)

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      DentistWestPalm 7 years ago from West Palm Beach

      Great Hub on how to brush your teeth properly.

      Very helpful information because the key to healthy teeth is proper tooth brushing.

      Thanks for the info ngureco - Keep up the great work

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      Dental Jobs 7 years ago

      Great article and just so important, I wish more people would take greater care of their teeth, great idea using the antibac in the water jet too!

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      derridian 8 years ago

      Good article. Also worth pointing out that by adding an antibacterial agent to the water jet container you can kill off many of the dental bacteria that causes gum disease and cavities.

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      linda gray 8 years ago

      It is really important to take care of your teeth to keep them. Thanks for the reminder.