I know that flossing can be a (literal) pain, but it is oh-so-important, as it helps reduce plaque and removes food particles and other icky things that get stuck between teeth and along the gumline. These particles can cause nasty bacteria to grow, which can lead to cavities, gingivitis, and ultimately tooth decay. On top of that, flossing helps to maintain overall oral health.
So if flossing is so beneficial, then why do so many people dread doing it, or skip it altogether? Well, because it can hurt! Traditional floss can irritate the gums, causing bleeding, and it can actually cut the gums, too! Ouch! Dental floss can also be a pain to use, as it can be hard to navigate in the mouth, particularly near the molars. At times, it seems I'd have to somehow unhinge my jaw just so I could reach better! Not fun at all. It's no wonder that flossing is one of the least-loved hygiene routines!
Recently, I was introduced to a product that has changed the way I look at flossing. The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is a great, painless alternative to traditional floss, and has many, many benefits. The Waterpik system is easy to use, and better yet, gentle to sensitive gum tissue. The Waterpik features a handy reservoir that holds water, or even your favorite mouthwash. This liquid is then fed through a tube into the flossing unit. The flosser has 10 unique pressure settings and can operate from 5-90psi. This is great for harder jobs, like if you just ate a ton of popcorn, or for gentle, routine cleaning. It even comes with 6 different specialty tips to address any dental needs you may have, from the Plaque Seeker to a special Tongue Cleaner, and everything in between. This product can even be used by those with braces, crowns, bridges, and other dental work!
Here are some of the benefits, from the Waterpik website:
- Clinically proven 50% more effective than traditional dental floss and 80% more effective than Sonicare Air Floss for gingivitis treatment.
- Proven in laboratory tests to remove 99.9% of plaque from treated areas with a 3 second application.
- Clinically proven 3X as effective as dental floss for cleaning around braces with the orthodontic tip.
- Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below the gumline where brushing and traditional flossing can't reach.
- Massages and stimulates gums to improve circulation and keep your gums strong and healthy.
- Great for people with implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers.
- Leaves your mouth feeling incredibly fresh and clean.
- Healthier Gums in 14 Days Guaranteed.
I admit, I have certain dental issues that without insurance, I cannot afford to fix. My wisdom teeth are in awful shape, and I have sensitive gums and some minor tooth damage. This is mainly due to the fact that for years, I was bulimic. (Ladies, take it from me, it's not worth it!) This has taken a serious toll on my oral health. Now that I am in recovery for my eating disorder, I am trying my best to help restore my oral health as best as possible while I try and save up the thousands of dollars it will cost to fix my teeth.
Because of these issues, flossing can be downright torture, and almost always causes my gums to bleed and become inflamed. So while I have been flossing every day, it has been a very awful experience. When I first tried the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser, I was shocked by the difference. The water, even at its highest pressure level, is not the least bit painful. As a matter of fact, it feels nice! It not only removes food particles and attacks plaque, even below the gumline, it also gives the sensation of a nice, pleasant massage. This product is also very powerful! One day I got a piece of steak lodged between my teeth, and it was difficult to get out. I simply used the Waterpik, and it was freed almost instantly, with no damage to my sensitive gums.
Overall, I am incredibly impressed by the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser. It's easy to use, convenient, and definitely far more gentle than traditional dental floss. It leaves the teeth and gums feeling as clean as after a professional cleaning, and can be done in the comfort of your own home every day! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who wants to make flossing a more efficient and comfortable experience. After just a few days of using this, my mouth already feels so much better, and my gums are a lot less prone to bleeding. Try it! Once you experience the difference, you'll throw away your dental floss for good!
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***Disclosure: I received complimentary products and compensation to facilitate my review. However, all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***