Thinking of switching to a Waterpik, but not sure if it’s worth your money? We’ve done the research for you! Read on for a quick comparison between the water flosser and the traditional string floss that’ll help you decide which is the best fit for you.
Strengths Of A Water Flosser
Water flossers usually run anywhere between $20 and $100. There are many models on the market, coming from different brands and offering different functionalities. The Waterpik, in particular, has earned an American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance, making it a trusted choice. There are a variety of reasons why people are choosing to incorporate this technology into their dental care routine. Some benefits include:
Studies have shown that Waterpik can and does work to remove plaque and reduce gingivitis by cleaning between the teeth. Some studies have also shown that it can reach deep areas that traditional floss can’t get to.
For those people who just can’t stick to a flossing routine, this device can change that. Many feel that a water flosser is easier, more interesting, and even fun to use compared to traditional floss.
Great For Braces & Limited Mobility:
For people with braces and limited mobility or dexterity, string floss can be difficult, even impossible, to maneuver. Waterpik offers a solution, a flossing method that keeps the hands out of the mouth and is just plain easier to use. Waterpik also suits mouths with bridges, implants, and crowns.
Why Stay with String Floss?
Listed here, the benefits of a water flosser look pretty good, but that doesn’t mean that traditional string floss is completely eclipsed. This manual method is still effective, and it’s price-point and portability make it an appealing option. For whatever reason, if you decide against the addition of a Waterpik to your bathroom shelf, you can still feel good about using string floss. And if you do add a water flosser to your routine, it’s always a good idea to keep string floss on hand.
Our Team At Spanaway Family Dentistry Can Advise
We’re here to help you choose the best interdental cleaning method for your personal needs. If you’re thinking about adding a Waterpik to your dental cleaning arsenal but you’re on the fence, talk to us! We can help you decide whether or not it’ll be a worthwhile investment for your personal dental needs.