In this post from the Pediatric Dental Center, we’re discussing the water flosser, also known as interdental cleaner, interdental irrigator, or water jet.
A water irrigation device oscillates a stream of water through a small, targeted tube to shoot out fragments of food and plaque from around and between teeth. Numerous studies have validated the effectiveness of water flossing good dental health.
Should Your Child Use a Water Flosser?
The following factors may influence your decision on an interdental irrigation device for your child:
- Braces or other orthodontic appliances
- A physical limitation that decreases ability to brush and/or floss
- Gums that bleed when flossing
- Aversion to flossing
- Sensitive teeth
At Pediatric Dental Center we want the best possible dental health for all of our young patients. We specialize in pediatric dentistry, and early dental care, with offices in Burlington, Cold Spring and Crestview Hills KY. Schedule your child’s next checkup today!