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Water Flossers

Water flossers, also known as water picks, are an oral health appliance that helps you remove food particles and plaque on your teeth. It can help prevent gum disease by reducing plaque and gingivitis.

If you are wearing an oral appliance such as braces or other orthodontics, using a water flosser to clean your teeth is much easier than using a floss string. Those who have impaired dexterity due to arthritis or other such medical conditions can experience a better quality of life using a water flosser.

Though water flossing can be a great addition to your oral care routine, it should not replace regular flossing. In fact, if you can do both in addition to brushing, then that is when your oral care routine is most effective!

There are 3 main types of water flossers on the market currently. They are:

  1. Countertop
  2. Cordless (portable)
  3. Combination (a mix of a water flosser with an electric toothbrush)

If you would like to learn more about water flossing, then please click on any of the articles below. You can also check out our reviews of the best water flossers.


Best Waterpik for Braces Review

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What is Dental Irrigation?

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Waterpik Complete Care 9.0 CC-01 Review

Waterpik’s Complete Care 9.0 is a water flosser and toothbrush combo that is designed to be an all-in-one solution for all of your dental care needs. It features a Sonic Toothbrush that has three useful cleaning modes that will give you a brushing experience like...

Waterpik Aquarius vs Ultra: Which One is Worth your Money?

Both the Waterpik Aquarius and Waterpik Ultra have stellar reputations as tried and true products that eliminate plaque and thoroughly clean your teeth and gums. Yet, the water flosser market has been stale for a while, and it can be difficult to discover a product...

Waterpik WP-950 Complete Care 7.0 Review

When comparing the specs between Waterpik’s Complete Care models you’ll find that there aren’t many differences between them. However, how recently a product was released correlates to how high its current price is, and vice versa. Thus, if you are in the...

Waterpik WP-560 Cordless Advanced Water Flosser Review

Waterpik have come out with their latest and most advanced portable water flosser yet. The Waterpik Cordless Advanced WP-560 is a fantastic choice for people with limited countertop space in their bathroom, or those who frequently travel and want to bring a water...