Maintaining Good Oral Health

Dental work, orthodontic braces, certain medical conditions, and other factors can make maintaining good dental care challenging.

Did You Know?

  • Bacterial build-up in and around dental implants can lead to peri-implant disease and infection
  • Bleeding gums are a sign of gingivitis, an early stage of gum disease
  • Dental braces can create oral health problems such as gingivitis and decalcification (white marks) on the teeth
  • Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by an increased level of progesterone due to pregnancy
  • People with diabetes, especially those with poor blood glucose control, are at a higher risk for gum disease
  • Bacteria that cause gum disease can produce a volatile sulfur compound, the agent often responsible for bad breath
  • Smoking is a major risk factor for developing gum disease
Better health with Water Flossing
Learn more about specific dental issues and Waterpik products by visiting our oral health education section.

Health Benefits of Water Flossing

WATERPIK water flossers are clinically proven through published independent and university studies to improve your gum health, remove plaque and bacteria, and reach areas that you can't get to with a toothbrush or string floss.

We've also designed and tested special water flosser tips to address specific dental needs: