But there is good news: Studies show the WaterpikŪ water flosser works as well as dental floss.
A study at the University of Nebraska found that adding a water flosser to toothbrushing was up to 93% more effective at improving gum health than traditional brushing and flossing. Whether they used a manual toothbrush or a sonic-powered toothbrush, adding the water flosser improved their ability to reduce bleeding, gingivitis, and plaque, the common signs of gum disease.
Since 1962, the WaterpikŪ water flosser has been helping people improve their oral health. Its impressive record for safety and effectiveness has been evaluated in more than 50 studies in over 25 independent and university-based research centers. It is clinically proven to reduce the signs of gum disease even in people with braces, implants, crowns, bridges, and diabetes.
If you or your child has braces, then you know the struggles that come with trying to
keep them clean. The WaterpikŪ water flosser can help. The new
Orthodontic Tip is specially designed for orthodontic appliances and can improve
plaque removal around braces. A recent study found that adolescents who used an
oral irrigator with the orthodontic tip in conjunction with toothbrushing removed three
times more plaque than those who used dental floss and five times more than those
who only brushed. In addition, the WaterpikŪ water flosser reduced bleeding by
85% in only 4 weeks.
Implants, Crowns and Bridges
An implant represents a significant investment in your oral health. The WaterpikŪ
water flosser has been shown to be safe and effective for people
with implants. A study at the University of Buffalo found that people who used a
water flosser with a Pik PocketŪ Subgingival Irrigation Tip to deliver an
antibacterial mouthrinse, more effectively reduced gingivitis and plaque than those
who simply rinsed with the mouthwash.
Are you one of the growing numbers affected by diabetes? Did you
know that it may impact your oral health? People with diabetes are more prone to
gum disease, even children. In a study at the University of Buffalo that included
people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, those who added the WaterpikŪ
water flosser to their daily oral care routine for three months had
significantly less bleeding, less gingivitis, and less plaque than those who did not
use a water flosser.
Nine out of 10 dental professionals recommend the WaterpikŪ water flosser over other brands. Thats because WaterpikŪ water flossers have more
research support than any other water flosser on the market. Dental professionals
feel confident when they recommend the clinically proven WaterpikŪ water flosser
to their patients.
From its development in 1962, by a dentist from Fort Collins, Colorado, Dr. Gerald
Moyer and his patient, Dr. John "Matt" Mattingly, a hydraulic engineer at Colorado
State University, to 2007, we have continue finding ways to make the WaterpikŪ
water flosser better. Whether it is through new, innovative designs or
cutting-edge research, our goal is to provide you with a product that can help you have the best oral health possible.