Daily brushing and flossing are the two most important things you can do for your teeth and mouth. The alternative to a conventional toothbrush is a “water pick” device.
Although water picks provide water irrigation you may not find them as effective as traditional flossing when it comes to removing plaque.
These devices employ powerful tiny bursts of water, which remove food particles and other debris that hide in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. When you visit the dentist for a tooth restoration or for a general cleaning during your semi-annual exam your dentist will use professional-grade water pick.
You may find water picks useful for supplementing your brushing regimen if you have highly sensitive gums or gum disease. There’s also another advantage to these devices. If you wear braces or have orthodontia, they can be quite useful in removing debris because conventional toothbrushes often get stuck.