water floss

Make the Best of a Water Flosser

A water flosser uses high pressure to direct a jet of water between the teeth to remove food particles, other debris and plaque. Easier to use than dental floss (and possibly more effective); these are some tips to make the best use of a water flosser:

  • Choose the correct tip attachment
  • Use the recommended pressure setting
  • Use daily

It is important to replace your water flosser tips as recommended to ensure maximum effectiveness. It is also advisable to discuss with your dentist whether a water flosser is suitable in your case or if regular flossing would be more beneficial.

Find out more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/tips-for-making-your-water-flosser-most-effective/.

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.