1. What is a Water Flosser?
A Water Flosser is a device that sprays water in a steady and pulsatile manner as to remove food and debris between teeth. It’s an alternative to traditional flossing techniques and serves to reduce the chance of caries, tartar buildup, periodontal disease, and tooth decay.
2. How does a Water Flosser work?
It releases streams of pressured water to clean and remove food particles and plaque between teeth.
3. Can a Water Flosser damage teeth or gums?
Though some may find that their gums bleed when they first use one, a Water Flosser does not damage teeth or gums. It is gentle on the oral cavity and acts similar to flossing. Additionally, some Water Flossers have different settings regarding the strength and speed of the released water.
4. Do I brush my teeth before or after using a Water Flosser?
It is advised that you use a Water Flosser before brushing because removing the debris between the teeth helps to increase the effects of brushing.
5. Do dentists recommend using a Water Flosser?
Dentists recommend using Water Flossers that are ADA sealed and advised as these are the most effective.
6. Do I need a Water Flosser?
Many use a Water Flosser instead of a string floss because it is more comfortable and thorough. So, if you’re someone that is looking for a better and easier option for cleaning your teeth and gums—consider investing in a Water Flosser.
7. What is the cost of a Water Flosser?
There are various brands of Water Flossers, and they can cost anywhere from $30 to $110. For example, The White Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser WP-100 costs $69.99 and the AquaSonic Aqua Flosser and Oral Irrigator costs $39.99.
8. What is the difference between a Water Flosser and common flossing threads or picks?
The main difference comes down to preference and comfort. A Water Flosser replaces flossing threads and picks and is an easy, efficient way to remove the plaque between teeth.
9. What are some examples of a Water Flosser?
Most dentists recommend using the Waterpik, a cordless Water Flosser that is very effective in removing food and plaque. It can also be used in the shower.
10. Where can I get a Water Flosser?
If you’re looking for a Water Flosser as soon as possible, you can get one online or by asking our front desk staff.