Waterpik Vs. Dental Floss: Which One Is More Effective

Waterpik or Dental Floss

Nothing can change your appearance and self-confidence more than a gorgeous, healthy smile. However, most people don’t fully understand how you need to take care of your teeth and gums to achieve that good look everyone has wished for.

Unfortunately, poor oral hygiene is still one of the biggest concerns of dentistry as many people aren’t aware of the correct methods of hygiene or simply don’t care about their oral condition. In cases where the hygiene of your teeth and gums is ignored, cavities, tooth loss, and severe gum disease can quickly develop, forcing you to seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Here at Emergency Dental Office, professional and experienced dentists are ready to provide all necessary treatments to meet different patients’ needs and save their smiles. How can you keep your smile shining and healthy whilst preventing these conditions?

Although cosmetic dentists offers procedures to give you a fantastic smile, brushing your teeth twice a day and other additional hygiene tools have more priority. Dental floss and Waterpik are two suggested tools of oral hygiene recommended by experts to clean the tight spaces and teeth gaps. Here we help you to understand their differences and similarities to decide which will provide the most benefit for you.

Who should use a Waterpik?

Waterpiks also called dental water jets or oral irrigators, are one of the helpful dental care tools to clean away food particles. The system of Waterpik function is based on a pressurized stream of pulsating water to completely clean your teeth gaps and under the gum line. But the question is, who can be an excellent candidate to use waterparks? Dentists suggest patients with braces, dental crowns, or non-removable dental bridges take advantage of Waterpik. Using Waterpik to clean the unreachable areas can also be easier for patients with different procedures of teeth implants than regular dental floss.

What are the benefits of Waterpik?

As we mentioned, working with Waterpik can be easier for some patients with specific oral conditions as they can clean between tightly spaced teeth perfectly. It can help prevent gum disease and further dental problems threatening your oral health. Nevertheless, it’s better not to use Waterpik as much as possible if you left your filled teeth uncovered or sensitive gums.

Who should use dental floss?

It can be surprising to know how flossing can change the quality of your daily oral hygiene. Different types of dental floss are provided in flavored varieties and as waxed or unwaxed strands. One reason for tooth decay is not flossing every day, leading to root canal treatment and other unpleasant consequences.

What are the benefits of flossing?

Flossing lets you remove bacteria, food particles, and plaques and wipe each tooth clean of sticky plaque before turning into tartar. Dental flossing can prevent tooth discoloration, which means you don’t need to pay for cosmetic procedures to have whitened teeth later.

Research has shown a minimal difference in plaque removal between floss and the Waterpik. The best method to make the most excellent decision is to consult with your dentist, who knows the most suitable choice according to your oral condition.

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Written by Finn Maguire Cohen for Emergency Dental Office — Fact checked by Dr. John Doe