Even though most of us brush our teeth, half of all American adults have gum disease, which is a root cause of bad breath and tooth loss. To help prevent gum disease, Dr. Schneider and his team recommend daily flossing. But many of us don’t because string floss is difficult and time consuming to use.
When you visit our office you will be getting the full overall oral health exam and tips that will help you keep a health mouth and body. We recommend that all of our patient invest in a Waterpik. Waterpiks do a wonderful job at flushing food, bacterial toxins, and debris from between the teeth and under the gums. The high water pressure provided by the Waterpik helps clean those hard to reach spaces such as under a non-removable bridge or between properly bonded porcelain veneers.
Unfortunately, the Waterpik does not take the place of flossing because it does not wipe away the bacterial colonies, it only rinses/flushes those hard to reach areas. We recommend that you floss first in order to loosen the plaque, then use the Waterpik to flush the harmful bacteria away. Combining flossing and the Waterpik is an ideal home health care tool, not only because it helps prevent oral disease such as periodontal disease, but it makes your breath smell fresh, food taste better and most important make your mouth and body overall more healthy! No need to worry about all the “bells and whistles” and buy the most expensive Waterpik on the market. You can by a $35 Waterpik that works just as well! Another great thing about the Waterpik is that you can put peridex solution, which is important for periodontal patient and or mouthwash into the Waterpik in order to help with healthy gums and to fight harmful periodontal bacteria. Finally, another plus to the Waterpik is that it’s very quick and simple to use: