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Millennials: How to Get Rid of Gingivitis at Home

October 16, 2018

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According to the American Dental Association (ADA), 1 in 5 young adults aged 18 to 34 has an unhealthy mouth. About the same number say poor dental health has lowered their quality of life overall, affecting everything from social lives to job prospects. While healthy teeth and gums matter to young and old alike, many millennials have difficulty getting professional cleanings. Treating gum disease with effective home remedies is one way to help.

Young Adults Need Treatment for Gum Disease and Dental Health

A recent survey by the ADA revealed that 97% of millennials valued oral health, and 80% planned to see a dentist in the next year. Unfortunately, only 30% followed through. Cost was the top reason most of the time.

In addition to living with mouth pain, many millennials with poor dental health report that it affects other areas of their lives:

  • Finding it difficult to bite and chew (35%)
  • Feeling embarrassed about appearance (35%)
  • Wanting to avoid smiling (33%)
  • Participating less in social activities (22%)

Help Reverse Gingivitis at Home

How can cash-strapped young adults with no dental insurance take better care of their oral health and lead more satisfying lives? While there is no substitute for regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings, a trustworthy home remedy can help keep teeth and gums healthy between visits, and even reverse gingivitis.

Using a WATERPIK water flosser:

  • Removes up to 99.9% of plaque bacteria that causes gingivitis, cavities, and bad breath from treated areas
  • Helps prevent cavities and tooth loss by removing more bacterial plaque than brushing and string flossing
  • Clinically proven up to 2X as effective as string floss for removing bacterial plaque and improving gum health

Budget-Friendly Oral Care

Using Waterpik Aquarius water flosser, WP-660

Using the WATERPIK AQUARIUS water flosser (WP-660)

No matter how you protect your smile, your dentist is an irreplaceable line of defense. But frequent dental visits can be costly. To minimize your time in the dentist’s chair, water flossing for one minute a day is a smart, easy way to invest your time. Using the WATERPIK Aquarius TM water flosser to prevent tooth decay and gingivitis is far easier on your budget than fillings, crowns, and other dental work.

Check out the entire line of WATERPIK water flossers.

Source: American Dental Association