You Might Be Missing This One Important Step When It Comes to Clean Teeth


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You probably know that the key to a healthy, dazzling smile is all in the upkeep, meaning you've got to brush and floss diligently every day. Visiting your dentist is also important, no matter how much you dread the appointment. If you're doing all of the above and are the type of person to go the extra mile (or need a little help in the smile department), you might want to invest in a water flosser.

Yes, a water flosser. The powerful tool really cleans those spots between your teeth that are so hard to get to with a toothbrush and regular floss. The best ones out there can help you remove plaque and reduce gingivitis, things that, if left untreated, will lead to major dental work in the future. The American Dental Association says water flossers are an especially good option for people who have trouble flossing by hand or for those who have dental work that makes regular flossing hard (such as braces or bridges). 

So if you're looking for something to take your daily dental hygiene routine to the next level, browse some of the best water flossers below. A flawless smile might be on the horizon—and maybe a thumbs-up for your dentist the next time you see them.


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.