Gum disease can be separated into two categories: gingivitis and periodontitis. The main cause of gum disease is plaque, which is a sticky film of bacteria that continuously forms on the teeth and under the gum line. The signs of gingivitis are red, swollen, or sore gums that may be tender to the touch or bleeding gums when you brush or use other dental products.
By following a comprehensive home care routine, gingivitis can be prevented or reversed. Adding a Waterpik® Water Flosser oral irrigator to your daily routine is one of the fastest and most effective ways available to healthier gums, especially if you don't like to floss.
Invented by a dentist, Waterpik® Water Flosser have been clinically shown to have the best combination of pulsation and pressure to clean where brushing and flossing can't reach. The most destructive bacteria hide deep below the gumline. The Waterpik® Water Flosser can reach between the teeth and below the gumline to remove the bad bacteria and prevent the red, sore, and bleeding gums that are signs of gingivitis.