Although sizes and features vary, all Waterpik® Water Flossers include:
The motor and pump cause a stream of pressurized, pulsating water to flow from the reservoir through the tip and into the mouth.
The targeted stream of water removes plaque, food particles, and bacteria in a way that’s more effective, more comfortable, and easier than traditional string floss. The pulsating action also stimulates gum tissue for added health benefits.
If you don’t like string floss, don’t floss often, or find string floss hard to use, a water flosser can be the answer.
Many people find water flossing easier and more pleasant than using string floss, and they may floss more often as a result.
Water flossers are especially useful for cleaning braces and other orthodontics, as well as cleaning bridges, crowns, and dental implants. They are also helpful for people with dexterity issues, such as arthritis, who find string flossing difficult.
For daily home care, dentists recommend:
Although water flossing reaches areas that tooth brushing can’t, it is not a replacement for brushing your teeth. Rather, it is an alternative to string floss, interdental brushes, or floss threaders to remove plaque and debris that brushing leaves behind.
Compared to string floss, water flossing is easier and doesn't require you to put your hands in your mouth or deal with used string floss.
The correct technique is they key. Unlike string floss, you don’t need to look in the mirror or hold your mouth open wide.
To use a water flosser, place the flosser tip in your mouth, close your lips most of the way, and lean over the sink. Then turn the power on. As you floss along the gumline and between your teeth, allow the water to empty from your mouth into the sink.
Watch this quick video from Dr. Salierno, DDS to learn why he recommends the Waterpik® Water Flosser to his patients.
For details about features and to read product reviews, browse our variety of Waterpik® Water Flosser models: