Waterpik dental jets play a huge role in reducing bacteria in a person’s mouth and improving their overall oral health. This unique tool shoots a strong jet of water between teeth, underneath appliances, and in areas where your toothbrush might not be able to reach.
One of the most common complaints of people who wear braces or those who suffer from bad breath is that they have a hard time eliminating food debris from their mouth. This, of course, leads to further bad breath and tooth decay.
The Waterpik, however, is one of the few tools that has received the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
Why can’t I just brush and floss?
Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day are both incredibly important and should never be passed over. But the Waterpik helps to supplement your oral health routine by reaching areas where your toothbrush and floss cannot.
What can the Waterpik help with?
The Waterpik can play an important role in preventing and mitigating oral health issues. Gum disease, which is the direct result of plaque building up along your gum lines, can be prevented by using the Waterpik to clean along your gums. Additionally, pregnancy gingivitis, which is caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy, can create inflamed, painful gums. Waterpik can really help to alleviate painful symptoms and can help the body start to heal itself.
Many orthodontic patients worry about decalcification, the white spots that tend to appear around braces. These marks, however, are easily prevented using the Waterpik.
One of the best things about Waterpik water jets is that they remove 99.9% of the plaque biofilm from teeth. This can be seen by visiting the Waterpik website and looking at slides from a scanning electron micrograph.
Additionally, a recent study from Tufts University proved that the Waterpik is two times more effective that traditional string flossing then it comes to reducing gingival bleeding around implants and three times more effective when used with braces.
If you’re interested in adopting the Waterpik technology for your oral health, contact us. We’d be happy to discuss which of the five ADA approved models would be best for your needs and also show you how to use the tool to get the best results.
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