A member asked:

Does the use a water flosser take the place of my using dental floss? (forgot to ask the periodontal hygienist today).

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

No: No. Water flosser good. Still need regular floss to clean between teeth well.

Answered 5/18/2015

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

No: Every little bit helps but flossing involves a mechanical removal of food and plaque which cannot be equaled by a water flosser.

Answered 5/5/2015

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Definitely, no: The Water Flosser is very helpful and recommended, but it does not replace dental floss. Take care.

Answered 5/5/2015

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