While there is never a suitable substitute for daily brushing and flossing some products, including water irrigation devices (or the “Waterpik”), have been shown to be useful for specific applications.
The Waterpik uses powerful tiny bursts of water to blast away food particles and other debris in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Dentists use professional-grade water picks when preparing a tooth for restoration, or in general cleaning and exams.
People with painful gum disease or highly sensitive gums may find the Waterpik useful for supplementing their brushing regimen. People with orthodontia, including braces, have found the Waterpik quite useful because toothbrush bristles often get stuck.
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