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Waterpik Flosser

There are many ways to take care of your teeth.  These include different types of toothbrushes, floss, and rinses.  There is also another weapon in our arsenal to battle gum disease and decay.  It is a device that has been around for years and is having a resurgence as of late.  It is a water flosser.  There are a few brands, but the most common one is the Waterpik.  It has been around for 5 decades and has had over 60 clinical trials determining that it is safe for your gums.

The Waterpik works on the premise of using water to blast the plaque and biofilms off your teeth and gums, especially along the gumline and in between the teeth.  This all can be done in 60-90 seconds.
​It sounds messy, but if you follow the directions and keep your mouth partially closed and lean over your sink, it is actually quite simple.  

This is a link with several videos to explain the features of the different models and instructions for their use:

This is not the end-all of taking care of your teeth and gums though.  You still need to brush with a traditional, sonic or rotating tooth brush and visit your dentist and dental hygienist for checkups and cleanings on a regular basis.  Some people need to be seen more frequently than others, depending on many factors including oral hygiene methods, genetics and diet.

Check out the Waterpik water flosser, I think you’ll like it!

– from Dr. David Clause

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