The problem with oral hygiene is that it’s not done correctly. We are constantly recommended to floss religiously, however that expectation is usually not followed through. Traditional flossing isn’t fun, it’s tedious and messy. That’s why we’re recommended to see our dentists 2 times a year to prevent early oral complications. This article talks about the significance of flossing, and the use of water flossers as a superior option to string flossing in promoting oral hygiene.

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The Problem with Oral Hygiene.

We’ve all heard our dentists or parents tell us to floss and if you’re anything like me, you might have just ignored their advice. Traditional toothbrushes only remove about 2/3 of the plaque that develops on and around our teeth. Toothbrushes have a difficult time reaching the areas deep between our teeth, allowing bacteria to proliferate – leading to various teeth and gum diseases.

The Canadian Dental Association recommends flossing to prevent the formation of plaques, as plaques can solidify into tartar within 24-36 making them difficult to remove unless with professional cleaning. Traditional string flossing is meant to reach in those hard to get places, but many people view flossing as time-consuming, tedious, and mundane – we just don’t do it as often as we should.

So what’s the solution to maintain proper oral hygiene? Water flossing.

The Solution.

Luckily we live in the 21st century where technology continues to advance to ease our way of living in every department, even oral hygiene. We have electrical toothbrushes, and now we even have electrical flossers. Water flossing is a device that excretes water at controlled levels of pressure to clean between teeth and around the gumline.

This latest way of flossing is becoming a new way of living for many as it is easy and effective. Water flossers are suitable for multiple populations of interest: the normal set of teeth, mouths with braces, implants, retainers, and even dentures. Its steady beam of water is meant to remove harmful bacteria, plaque and prevent tartar and oral diseases. An example of such a product would be the Aquarius Water Flosser by Waterpik.

Waterpik is currently one of the leading brands and distributors in water flossing. One of their most popular creation is the WP-660 Aquarius Water Flosser. This product is one of the first product in its category to be recognized by the American Dental Association. Research shows that it is 5x as effective as brushing alone for cleaning around braces and that it with manual toothbrush significantly more effective than string flossing in combination with manual brushing in plaque removal.

Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser

So what are you waiting for? Oral hygiene doesn’t wait for anyone. Protect your teeth today.