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Scientific evidence from independent and university-based research centers shows that the Waterpik® Water Flosser is an easy and more effective alternative to string floss, air floss, and interdental brushes.

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The Waterpik® Water Flosser Significantly Improves Oral Health Benefits Over a High-End Oscillating Electric Toothbrush

Goyal CR, Qaqish JG, Schuller R, Lyle DM. Journal 2020; Compend Contin Ed Dent 2020, 41(3): March 2020, Volume 41, Issue 1

The Waterpik® Water Flosser: Significantly More Effective than Interdental Brush for Improving Gingival Health

Slot DE, Lyle DM, Van der Sluijs E, Hennequin-Hoenderdos N, Van der Weijden F. J Dent Res 2018; 97(Special Iss. B): Abstract #0622 (www.iadr.org). Conducted at Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), Netherlands.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Safe and Effective up to 100 psi

Goyal CR, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. Evaluation of the safety of a water flosser on gingival and epithelial tissue at different pressure settings. Compend Contin Ed Dent 2018; 39(Suppl. 2):8-13.

The Waterpik® Water Flosser: Adding a Waterpik® Water Flosser to a Manual Toothbrush is up to 3.1 Times as Effective as Brushing Alone

Goyal, CR, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. Evaluation of the Addition of a Water Flosser to Manual Brushing on Gingival Health. J Clin Dent 2018; 29(4):81-86. Study conducted at All Sum Research Center LTD, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion®: Significantly More Effective than Sonicare® DiamondClean for Removing Plaque and Improving Gingival Health

Goyal CR, Qaqish, JG, Schuller R, Lyle D. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2018;39(suppl 2):14-22.

Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion®: Twice as Effective as Regular Brushing & Flossing for Removing Plaque and Improving Gingival Health

Qaqish JG, Goyal CR, Schuller R, Lyle DM. Comparison of a novel sonic toothbrush to a traditional sonic toothbrush and manual brushing and flossing on plaque, gingival bleeding and inflammation: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2018;39(suppl 2):14-22.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Significantly More Effective than the Sonicare® Air Floss Pro for Improving Oral Health

Goyal CR, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. A direct comparison of two interdental cleaning devices on clinical signs of inflammation: a four-week randomised controlled trial. Ann Clin J Dent health 2018;7:10-15.

Waterpik® Complete Care Triple Sonic Toothbrush: 9 Times As Much Stain Removal As A Regular Toothbrush

Milleman JL, Milleman KR, Battershell K, Schuller R, Lyle DM. Study conducted at Salus Research, Fort Wayne, IN. 2016.

The Waterpik® Water Flosser: Significantly More Effective than Interdental Brushes for Improving Gingival Health

Goyal CR, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. J Clin Dent 2016; 27: 61-65.

The Waterpik® Water Flosser: Significantly More Effective than Interdental Brushes for Removing Plaque

Lyle DM, Goyal CR, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. J Clin Dent 2016; 27(1): 23-26.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Unequivocally Proven Safe in Clinical Studies Over 5 Decades

Jolkovsky DL et al. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry 2015; 36(2):2-5.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Significantly More Effective than Sonicare® Air Floss Pro for Improving Gum Health

Goyal CR, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. J Clin Dent 2015; 26:55 – 60. Study conducted at All Sum Research Center, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: An Effective Alternative to Subgingival Antibiotic Treatment for Periodontal Maintenance Patients

Genovesi AM, Lorenzi C, Lyle DM et al. Minerva Stomatol 2013; 62(Suppl. 1 to NO. 12):1-9. Study conducted at the Tuscan Stomatologic Institute, Department of Dentistry, Versilia General Hospital, Lido di Camaiore (LU), Italy

Waterpik® Water Flosser: More Than 2 Times as Effective as String Floss for Implant Patients

Magnuson B, Harsono M, Stark PC, et al. Compend of Contin Ed in Dent 2013; 34(Special Issue 8):2-7. Study conducted at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Waterpik® Whitening Water Flosser: Improved Stain Removal Over Tooth Brushing Alone

Milliman JL, Milleman KR, Battershell K, Lyle DM. Study conducted at Salus Research, Fort Wayne, IN. 2014

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Significantly More Effective than String Floss for Removing Plaque

Goyal CR, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. J Clin Dent 2013;24(2):37-42. Study conducted at BioSci Research Canada, Ltd., 3

Waterpik® Water Flosser: 80% More Effective than Sonicare® Air Floss for Reducing Gingivitis

Sharma NC, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, Schuller R. J Clin Dent 2012; 23(1): 22-26. Study conducted at BioSci Research Canada, Ltd., Mississaugu, Ontario, Canada.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Twice as Effective as String Floss for Reducing Gingival Bleeding

Rosema NAM et al. The effect of different interdental cleaning devices on gingival bleeding. J Int Acad Periodontol 2011; 13(1):2-10.

Waterpik® Water Flosser Removes 99.9% of Plaque Biofilm After 3-Second Treatment

Gorur A, Lyle DM, Schaudinn C, Costerton JW. Compend Contin Ed Dent 2009; 30 (Suppl 1):1 - 6.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: 3 Times as Effective as String Floss for Orthodontic Patients

Sharma NC, Lyle DM, Qaqish JG, et al. Am J Ortho Dentofacial Orthop 2008; 133(4):565-571. Study conducted at BioSci Research Canada, Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Over 50% More Effective than String Floss for Reducing Gingivitis

Barnes CM, et al. J Clin Dent, 2005; 16(3): 71-77. Study conducted at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Waterpik® Water Flosser: Significant Reduction in Plaque Biofilm, Gingivitis, and Bleeding for Patients with Diabetes

Al-Mubarak S, Ciancio S, Aljada A, et al. J Clin Periodontol 2002; 29:295-300. Study conducted at the University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine.

Delivering CHX with the Waterpik® Pik Pocket™ Tip is More Effective than Rinsing with CHX for Implant Maintenance

Felo A, Shibly O, Ciancio S, Lauciello F, Ho A. Am J Dent 1997; 10:107-110

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