Can antiseptic mouthwash replace flossing?

I have said it before and I will say it again, we know that flossing daily, in addition to brushing twice per day, is really the best addition to your dental hygiene routine, but it does not always work for everyone. Some people find flossing to be cumbersome and time-consuming, some have trouble getting the floss in between tight spaces and others have dexterity issues that prevent them from easily manipulating the string floss around their teeth and gums. So, what do you do if you want to add some extra cleaning power to your oral hygiene routine? Incorporating antiseptic mouthwash is an easy addition – pour some liquid from the bottle, take a sip and swish around in your mouth for 30 seconds! But does it really provide the same benefits as flossing or is it just a way to freshen breath? Let’s examine just how beneficial mouthwash is when added to your daily routine.

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Waterpik Cordless Advanced Review

The Waterpik Cordless Advanced water flosser is another device brought to you by the creators of the water flosser. It is the most advanced, portable device offered by Waterpik.

The Waterpik Cordless Advanced is a great choice for travel or for those with little bathroom counter space. With a self-contained water reservoir, this device is a space saver and has a rechargeable battery; no more changing out batteries or keeping extras on hand.

This Waterpik is also designed for getting in between tight spaces and is an excellent alternative for those that struggle with flossing. This model is also safe to use on dental work such as veneers, crowns, implants and braces and comes with customized flossing tips for the best clean regardless of what type of dental work you have.

This Cordless Advanced water flosser has several exciting features, especially if you are looking for a hand-held device that’s easy-to-use and will offer a superior clean.

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Can a Waterpik Reverse Gum Disease?

You are about to read two very dirty words…gum disease. Although most of us do not think about this oral health affliction often, it can easily be lurking just below the surface of our gums. This oral malady can be caused by gingivitis or periodontitis, which can both be easily prevented with proper oral hygiene practices.

But how serious are these two conditions and how badly can they impact your oral health?

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5 reasons to use a water flosser

Five Reasons You Need to Be Using a Water Flosser

For those of us who visit the dentist on a regular schedule, we tend to cringe when asked if we’ve been flossing.

Nobody wants to lie, but the truth tends to shed light on our lack of compliance with a beneficial component of good dental hygiene. I’m sure there are those people who have excellent dental hygiene routines that include daily flossing, but for the rest of us, we’re struggling.

Now, we all know that we should be flossing daily, but we also come up with a plethora of excuses why it’s easier to ignore a regular flossing habit.

Typical excuses include: flossing is too time-consuming, it’s too hard to get in between teeth, the floss frays or splits…and so on. The fact is that flossing your teeth and gums improves oral hygiene when combined with brushing. The Surgeon General, CDC, and other health agencies recommend flossing daily to promote healthy gums; if experts think you should floss, it might be time to jump on that bandwagon. Flossing has some serious health benefits including removing plaque, which is a culprit in causing cavities and gum disease, something we all want to avoid for both our oral health and to save on high dental costs to fill in cavities or reverse the effects of gingivitis.

The bottom line is that there are many places, especially between teeth, that your toothbrush simply can’t reach; therefore, it’s important to combine brushing with flossing during your daily dental hygiene routine. So, if you want to do the right thing to promote healthy teeth and gums, but know that you just can’t face the waxy thread and manual cleaning, what’s the best alternative to traditional flossing? Try water flossing!

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waterpik for kids review

Waterpik for Kids Review: Put The Fun Back In Flossing!

The Waterpik Water Flosser for Kids is another device brought to you by the creators of the water flosser. It is specially designed with kids in mind, from its compact size, to simple-to-use features to extra, fun elements that appeal to kids, and the kid in all of us.

The Water Flosser for Kids is a great way to get your child started at an early age on the path to a healthy oral hygiene journey. It is clinically proven that water flossing is more effective than traditional flossing in reducing signs of plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease, since it removes debris from deep between teeth and below the gum line; something that brushing alone cannot accomplish.

It is important to encourage your kids to floss daily because if they learn to care for their teeth from an early age, it will help them keep a bright, clean smile into adulthood!

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flossing with braces

Flossing with Braces

Braces are an orthodontic staple for straightening teeth and fixing overbites or underbites for pre-teens, teens and adults. The thought of wearing braces evokes different reactions from different people – some fear the inevitable uncomfortable periods, some are excited to get braces to be like their friends, and others are hopeful that their smile will eventually look like an actor in a Hollywood film.

Regardless of your outlook on braces – fear or excitement – this orthodontic device comes with some strings attached. One concern by users, who are often middle-schoolers or teens, their parents, and dentists is how to keep teeth clean once the braces are firmly in place. Since investing in braces can run upwards of $7,000, everyone involved wants to ensure that the brackets and wires are effective and that the wearer achieves optimal oral hygiene during the years that the braces are working to do their job.

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waterpik cordless freedom review

Waterpik Cordless Freedom Review

The Waterpik Cordless Freedom water flosser is another device brought to you by the creators of the water flosser. It is also the only portable device offered by Waterpik.

For those who travel frequently for work, or even for the occasional vacationer, the Waterpik Freedom is the perfect companion to keep up your dental hygiene routine while you’re away from home.

Using AA battery power, you’ll never have to worry about carrying extra cords or not being able to plug in or charge this device while travelling internationally.

The Waterpick Cordless Freedom is ready to use “out of the box” and comes with several bonus items:

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waterpik aquarius review

Waterpik Aquarius Review

The Waterpik Aquarius is the flagship device from the creators of the water flosser.

It is arguably the most sophisticated and highest quality water flosser available on the market today, and garners a great reputation from professionals and users all over the world.

Before we dive into the details, lets have a quick look at some pros and cons:

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Do You Need A Water Flosser and an Electric Toothbrush?

Water Flossers

A water flosser is a type of ‘dental water jet’ or ‘oral irrigator’ that delivers a steady stream of water through a tube. It’s designed to help clean interdental spaces in between the teeth and any dental work like braces, bridges, crowns, and implants.

Those with dexterity issues can also consider water flossers as an appropriate option. It’s a great alternative for those that dislike manual flossing. It’s neither awkward nor time-consuming. It helps prevent plague build-ups from areas between the teeth and reduce gum bleeding (a major sign of inflammation).

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best corded water flosser

Best Corded Water Flosser

Most probably, your dentist often advises you to floss regularly.

It’s likely that you’re already aware of the numerous benefits daily flossing provides. Unfortunately, it becomes a struggle for many people to make it a habit. You’ll come across some saying that it’s time-consuming and that it makes their gum bleed.

Others claim that it fits too tightly around their fingers, thus hurting them. If you’re the kind that dislikes traditional flossing methods, water flossing is your ultimate alternative.

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