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Is Using a Waterpik Better than Flossing?

Posted on 7/23/2020 by Mark Bieber
Is Using a Waterpik Better than Flossing?Dental professionals have told us about the importance of brushing and flossing our teeth for superior dental hygiene. WE do both because brushing the teeth only takes care of 60% of the teeth's surface. The rest is handled by flossing. Those hard to reach surfaces are taken care of by dental floss. It is thin enough to reach those tightly-knit spaces between the teeth. However, people are coming around to newer, more improved tactics of flossing. Waterpiks have gained popularity as the better way to floss your teeth because they are deemed less strenuous and more efficient at the job than regular floss. Here is why.

Helps Reduce Periodontal Infection

Because of the pulsating action of compression and decompression of the water used to clean the teeth, the water that comes out of the Waterpik has enough pressure to take away any subgingival bacteria directly from the gum pocket. If the same activity was being carried out using regular dental floss, it wouldn't be as possible because the floss wouldn't be able to reach that area without possibly damaging the gum.

Reducing Inflammation

A study conducted over 6 months clearly showed that people who are experiencing bleeding and gingivitis benefited a great deal in terms of reduction of inflammation when they incorporated a Waterpik flosser as compared to the more traditional one. This is true because unlike the traditional floss, which tends to interfere with the gums, the Waterpik does not leave any impressions or signs of trauma on the gums thus making it especially useful when it comes to healing inflamed gums.

Easier To Clean With Braces

People with braces are always in a bad position when it comes to flossing. That's because their braces might be caught up to the floss. With the Waterpik however, you can be comfortable that your braces will be fine as you blast food debris off your teeth. Not only can you clean your teeth, but it also takes less time and is more efficient overall. In summary, the Waterpik is not only more efficient to use, it's also more hygienic to use for extended periods. If you want to learn more about Waterpik, contact us today!

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