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November 25, 2020
Taking care of your teeth at home between dental visits is important for self care.
The Waterpik® Water Flosser helps protect your oral health with a clinically proven at-home solution.
For daily home care, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends:
Let's take a closer look at these daily brushing and flossing recommendations.
No doubt you know that brushing your teeth is an essential part of oral care. But did you know that just brushing your teeth only cleans the tooth surfaces, leaving plaque and debris between your teeth and below the gumline?
If you just brush and don’t floss or clean between your teeth, the plaque and debris left behind can lead to tartar buildup. This is what the dental hygienist scrapes away during a routine teeth cleaning.
Over time, tartar buildup can result in different forms of gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis. If you have gum disease, your teeth may need a deep cleaning in a dental office or other gum disease treatments.
If you are not cleaning between your teeth daily with floss, you are not alone.
Research shows that most of us are highly interested in finding ways to help prevent tooth decay and future dental work, but only 16% of Americans actually floss daily.
Your current at-home flossing experience may sound similar to these patients of Dr. Chris Strandburg:
The Waterpik® Water Flosser helps protect your oral health between dental visits by thoroughly cleaning between your teeth and below the gumline, using a unique combination of water pulsation and pressure.
It's easy to use and effective because the Waterpik® Water Flosser:
When you have the right tool for the job, it's easy to establish a daily at-home routine for cleaning your teeth and helping to prevent gum disease.
With a Waterpik® Water Flosser, you can choose from a range of options that best fits your needs and lifestyle. Use our product selector to find the best Waterpik® Water Flosser for you: