But there is good news: clinical research studies confirm that the Waterpik® Water Flosser is the easy and more effective way to floss.
Recent studies show that the Water Flosser is 50% more effective than traditional dental floss and 80% more effective than air flossing for improving gum health, and they are an effective treatment for gingivitis. Whether you use a manual toothbrush or a sonic-powered toothbrush, adding a Water Flosser has consistently provided significantly better reductions in plaque and gingivitis.
Water Pik’s impressive record for safety and effectiveness has been evaluated in more than 55 published clinical studies at 25 independent and university-based research centres. The Waterpik Water Flosser is clinically proven to provide significant oral health benefits to even in those with braces, implants, crowns, bridges, and diabetes.
Clinical Research Summaries
If you or your child has braces, then you know the struggles that come with trying to keep them clean. The Waterpik® 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 a Water Flosser 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 Waterpik 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 Waterpik® 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 Pocket® Subgingival Irrigation Tip to deliver an antibacterial mouthrinse, experienced more effective reduction in gingivitis and plaque than those who simply rinsed with the mouthwash.
Are you one of the growing numbers of people 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 Waterpik® 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.