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Should you floss before or after brushing?

When it comes to dental care, flossing is often the forgotten friend. Whilst we all know we should brush our teeth twice a day, flossing is often neglected.  And this is despite the fact that there are a huge number of benefits of flossing. Put simply, brushing alone does not clean the spaces between teeth.  As a result, food and saliva cause a buildup of plaque in those forgotten spaces.  Sounds grim, right? But it gets worse. Just having that built-up plaque can lead to tooth decay and inflamed gums (also known as gingivitis, or gum disease) which is where flossing comes to the rescue.

Dental professionals recommend flossing from the age of twelve, but don’t answer the age-old question: when should you floss? Floss before or after brushing? Even professionals weighing in on the matter can’t seem to agree. This article is here to help. Continue Reading

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How to Floss Your Teeth

If you want to know how to floss, this step-by-step guide is for you.  It shows you how to floss using conventional floss.  And it shows you how to floss in different contexts – like with a brace or bridge. It also lists the pros and cons of different types of floss and suggests alternative ways to floss.

So let’s get started.

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Top Benefits of Flossing- and Why Flossing is Important

Put simply, the benefits of flossing are:

  1. Each tooth will be entirely clean
  2. You will avoid cavities and gum disease
  3. Your smile will be brighter
  4. Your breath fresher
  5. You will enjoy greater systemic health
  6. You could save money and… it gets better
  7. … possibly lose weight.

Be assured: flossing has benefits.

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Oral Irrigators and Tonsil Stones

You know that feeling that comes out of nowhere like you have something stuck in your throat? You haven’t eaten in hours and you’re absolutely positive it’s not strep throat. Well, it could be tonsil stones, which are about as fun as they sound. It’s very rare that they cause bigger health issues but they can still be uncomfortable. The real questions are: How do they get there and how do we get rid of them? Continue Reading

Flossing FAQ

Rumours are circulating.  Is flossing still necessary?  Should it still be recommended?  This is down to one study claiming flossing benefits are unproven. To some, this may be a relief.  Flossing can seem inconvenient if it’s not part of your daily routine.  It can be hard to decide just how important dental hygiene is. Would flossing every day really make a difference? If the dentist cleans my teeth professionally every six months isn’t that enough? The answers to these Frequently Asked Questions aim to clear up uncertainties and encourage you to go ahead and floss! Continue Reading

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Waterpik Ultra Review

The Waterpik Ultra water flosser is brought to you by Waterpik, the #1 recommended water flosser brand among dental professionals. Since 1962, Water Pik, Inc. has been developing innovative oral care products.  And each model has its own unique features and benefits. The Waterpik Ultra features 10 different pressure settings, meaning you get a great clean whether you are focusing on improving gum health, cleaning between braces or maintaining dental work such as implants, crowns or veneers. We all know we should floss daily and brush twice a day.  But not everyone is willing or able to commit to incorporating flossing into their daily routine. However, water flossing really is the easy, fast and effective way to optimize your oral hygiene routine in just 60-seconds per day:

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Waterpik Aquarius vs Waterpik Ultra

A side-by-side comparison of the best water flossers on the market

Water Pik, Inc. has been a leader in personal oral healthcare products for over five decades.  It’s  celebrating its 55th anniversary this year! So Waterpik® flossers have come a long way.

And there’s a reason why Waterpik has stood the test of time.  They manufacture products that are innovative with great features and benefits.

Recently, Waterpik introduced their popular and modern Aquarius and Ultra models.  Both have outstanding features that promote advanced oral hygiene. Though they seem similar, there are marked differences that the sophisticated consumer will want to take into consider before purchasing.

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Different flossing tools

“It looks like you’ve been flossing your teeth too much!”  Said no dentist ever.  We all know we should floss daily.  But we think up excuses about why flossing is just too tiresome.  It’s too time consuming, too hard and much too tedious to possibly be worth it.  But we couldn’t be more wrong. Flossing daily prevents gingivitis and more advanced stages of gum diseases.  Plus it helps to keep breath fresh and prevent cavities by removing food particles, bacteria and plaque from in-between teeth.

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How to use a waterpik

There are some amazing benefits of incorporating a Waterpik into your daily brushing routine. You can easily remove debris and leftover food particles from in between teeth and around the gumline in just 60 seconds a day!  And it’s fun too.  So if you want to keep your winning smile and prevent bad breath, gingivitis and gum disease, a Waterpik is the tool for you. Also, water flossing is clinically proven to be more effective than string flossing.  It doesn’t hurt, smell or require much manual dexterity.  So it makes perfect sense to incorporate this fun, easy and effective method into your daily routine.  And remember, it only takes 1-minute each day!

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