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How Does Flossing Compare to Using a Waterpik Water Flosser?

While dental floss is an effective way to remove food from between the teeth and improve overall dental health, it can also be tricky to use correctly. Some patients may also find it to be difficult to manage. However, thanks to continued advances in dentistry, patients can now enjoy another option that can provide a variety of benefits: a Waterpik water flosser.

What is a Waterpik water flosser?

A Waterpik water flosser is a device that uses water instead of flossing string to cleanse between the teeth. This method of flossing is often desirable for many patients who no longer want to mess with the strings of floss or find it difficult to reach certain areas of their smile. With a Waterpik water flosser, flossing has never been easier!

What are the benefits of a Waterpik water flosser?

The Waterpik water flosser has been evaluated over many years by researchers, and continues to outperform traditional flossing. In fact, clinical studies show that the use of a Waterpik water flosser can be two times as effective at reducing gingival bleeding, is 51% more effective than conventional dental floss for reducing the risk of gingivitis, and is 29% more effective at removing plaque from the surfaces of the teeth. These studies continually show that using a Waterpik water flosser can improve everyone’s oral hygiene significantly!

Why might I consider changing from flossing string to a Waterpik water flosser?

Many patients may ask about the use of a water flosser such as the Waterpik, and when they should make the change. Our dentists encourage patients to speak to our team about their dental health needs, and consider the benefits these alternatives may provide. We often recommend Waterpik water flossers for patients who have dental health concerns and are looking for a more effective way of addressing every day cleanings.

Interested in more effective ways to keep the smile healthy?

Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman encourage patients to consider the use of a Waterpik water flosser to reduce the chance of developing plaque, gingivitis, or cavities. Call Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, CT at (860) 667-2600 today to book your consultation visit and initial examination with our staff at 112 Market Square.

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