by Cara Sherman, R.D.H.
Have you heard of Waterpik? Often the response is “I used one a long time ago, or my parents had one when growing up”. I can relate as I turned my parents’ into a Barbie shower. No matter your familiarity to the name or product you’re going to want to consider it today!
Waterpik Water Flosser (WWF) is exactly what EVERYONE needs. There are so many reasons to love it!
Waterpik Water Flosser (WWF) is the ONLY product on the market designed to reach far enough below the gum line to disinfect the space where the gum disease causing bacteria matures. We’ll often refer to this space as pocket depths greater than 4mm.
- WWF encourages daily use once you see how much food and plaque is removed after its use. I recommend your routine of brushing and flossing followed up with WWF and stuff is still visibly washed away.
- WWF is the ultimate clean and healthy. You will achieve the desired goal of zero bleeding points. Bleeding is infection, inflammation and disease. Eliminating bleeding, eliminates the greater risk of oral and systemic health related issues.
- WWF replaces flossing to a point. Having options is great!
- WWF is fast 1-2 minutes.
- WWF feels great at sensitive gum lines, especially when using warm water.
- WWF is the best way to manage dental implants, bridges, orthodontics, and crown margins.
- WWF makes everyone happy when you return for your restorative and preventive appointments. You’ll hear praise, notice a shorter less painful appointment and your final restorative restorations will fit and function better in the presence of health.
- WWF is affordable, accessible, and a gift that keeps on giving.
- WWF is American made. Water Pik, Inc. is out of Ft. Collins, CO
Tips: Clean your unit with a 1/8 tsp. of white vinegar and water run thru the tip. Add a few drops of tea tree oil for improved hygiene results and cleaning of the unit. Patients have also shared additional improvements from a cap of hydrogen peroxide Added to the water.
Metropolitan Dental Care has the privilege to care for, educate and treat your dental needs as few as two times a year. The rest of the year it’s up to you, please consider this adjunct for the ultimate in oral health.