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Waterpik Sidekick vs Cordless Advanced – Which Is Best?

Everyone knows that a great oral hygiene routine is essential. But what happens when you’re on holiday? What if you don’t have the counter space to spare?

Until recently, cordless water flossers have been the ultimate way to maintain a good flossing routine wherever you are. Waterpik’s Cordless Advanced has been a firm favorite due to its self-contained water reservoir, compact size, and rechargeable battery.

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Waterpik Sidekick vs Aquarius

The Waterpik Aquarius has widely been recognised as the best water flosser on the market for the past 4 years. It even ranked top place in our best water flossers round up. However, Waterpik’s latest product, the Sidekick, has already made quite an entrance (view on Amazon).

With raving reviews just a few months after its release, will the Sidekick end the reign of the Aquarius and steal the top spot? Find out in our Waterpik Sidekick vs Aquarius review.

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Waterpik Sidekick: Is it really that good?

The Sidekick WF-04 is the newest product from Waterpik. Arguably the most stylish water flosser on the market, it’s an ultra-compact, collapsible device that packs the punch of a full-sized flosser (view on Amazon).

Waterpik have been the forerunners in oral irrigation since they designed the first ever water flosser in 1962. The Sidekick has been clinically proven to remove 99.9% of plaque from treated areas and 50% more effective at improving gum health than string floss.

It looks and sounds great, but exactly how good is the latest Waterpik? We take a look in this Waterpik Sidekick review.

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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.

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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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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?

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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!

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