The simple fact of the matter is that people just don’t floss as often as they should. Some attribute this to laziness; others just don’t consider flossing to be all that important. In actuality, it is very important and can prevent many painful dental problems in the future.
As a solution to this issue, new “water flossers” or “water piks” have been introduced into the market as a flossing alternative. Flossing can be considered boring or frustrating, which is why some people don’t do it. This new technology on the other hand is anything but boring. Hopefully the novelty, ease, and excitement surrounding this new product will result in an increase in post-brushing dental care.
Aside from being easier, these flossing alternatives are actually more effective than string flossing ever could be. Essentially, these water piks are like mini pressurized washers for your teeth. They can blast away plaque and food remnants on and between your teeth, reaching those hard to get areas underneath your gums as well. Regular flossing can’t reach these areas, creating the potential for bacterial build up.
According to company websites and dentist reviews, water piks can remove up to 99.9% of plaque in only a 3 second application. Additionally, they have been proven to be up to 3 times more effective than normal flossing. As mentioned before, they can also attack those hard to reach areas of your mouth, an advantage that is especially important for those with braces or other dental implants.
If you’re curious about these new water flossing options, feel free to contact us for more information.