A Waterpik flosser is also known as a dental water jet or an oral irrigator. It is a device that removes food particles from your teeth by aiming a pressurized stream of water at your teeth. It can help remove food that would otherwise be inaccessible between your teeth.
Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and cavities. It is essential to stay on top of your oral care, especially when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Brushing alone does not remove the food stuck between your teeth and braces. The buildup of food particles can lead to lingering bacteria, which then hardens to plaque. The Waterpik flosser is a great addition to your oral care routine to help prevent oral issues and keep your treatment on track!
Benefits Of A Waterpik
A Waterpik flosser has many benefits for orthodontic care patients.
- Easy to use
- Gets into hard to reach places
- Cleans between tightly-spaced teeth
Cleaning and flossing teeth around orthodontic appliances can be challenging, but with the help of a Waterpik you can make the job easier and more efficient.
Waterpik vs. Flossing
According to research done by the Mayo Clinic, dental floss is “considered the most effective tool for cleaning the tight spaces between the teeth. You can also use dental floss to scrape up and down the sides of each tooth.”
A Waterpik is great for removing food debris and even getting to bacteria below the gumline. However, a Waterpik is not a substitute for brushing or flossing.
At Walt Orthodontics we recommend adding a Waterpik to your brushing and flossing regime. This added measure will help you keep your oral health at it’s best, getting you closer to your dream smile! After all the hard work of aligning your bite and straightening your teeth, you’ll want to show off a healthy smile too!
Support From Our Team
At Walt Orthodontics we are proud to help our Maple-Vaughan community achieve their dream smiles. From tips on good oral care during your treatment, to aligning your bite and fixing crooked teeth – we are here for you! Visit our website to learn more about our services or book a virtual appointment online with our clinic.