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Water Flosser vs. String Floss

There is an ongoing discussion regarding which is better for the teeth – using a water flosser or regular floss. It all depends on your oral conditions; if you have sensitive gums or braces it may be easier for you to use a water flosser, otherwise the string floss is still an option. You may want to consult your dentist regarding what would be the best option based on your oral condition. Here are some factors you may want to consider before making a decision:

Price: There is a significant difference in pricing between these two options. String floss can be purchased for as little as $2 in any pharmacy or convenient store. Water flossers are more expensive, they can cost between $40-$80.

Convenience: String floss can be carried in your bag and used at any moment. Most water flossers are electric, and need to be plugged into an outlet before use.

Quality of cleaning: Water flossers do a great job of removing food particles and rinsing teeth, however, you can’t scrape your teeth with it. The string floss is perfect to scrape your teeth and remove plaque.




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