Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Waterpik: Transforming the Way We Floss

Tired of the difficulty and tediousness of flossing? Though dentists agree that flossing daily is vital to oral health, the US News reports only 30% of Americans floss daily.
Failure to floss can cause oral problems including tooth decay and gum disease. Gum disease alone can lead health issues including heart disease, strokes, diabetes, respiratory disease and cancer.
Because of the medical issues at risk, flossing is vital for oral health. Is there a better option to the flossing of painful plucking in between teeth?
Waterpik offers a solution. The easy to use alternative to string flossing puts flossing back into your schedule easily and efficiently. By applying water pressure with power pulsation, the Waterpik removes plaque biofilm and harmful bacteria. Dr. William Walden of Paducah Dental Care says, "From my own personal experience I highly recommend to my patients the Waterpik. There are so many good reasons to choose a Waterpik."
Easy and Simple to Use
Waterpik is easy and gentle to use, and little effort it needed opposed to the tedious and time consuming flossing routine. With an easy way to floss, people are more likely to make the to floss with the Waterpik daily.
2. The Key to Good Oral Health
Every day, plaque builds up on teeth. Though a toothbrush removes some of the plaque film, it is not enough for good oral health. Flossing is needed in between teeth to remove the build up of bacteria and plaque. Not cleaning in between teeth can lead to the gums being inflamed and infected by gingivitis. A study by the University of Southern California proved the Waterpik removes 99.9% of plaque biofilm.
The Waterpik is also more hygienic then dental floss. When using dental floss, it is important to continuously feed fresh floss through the fingers to ensure each area is cleaned thoroughly with an unused piece of floss. Failure to do this can infect areas of the mouth with bacteria by adding more bacteria between the teeth. With Waterpik, the fresh water continually removes bacteria without adding to the build up of bacteria.
3. Treats Oral Medical Issues
Waterpik is proven to treat and control periodontitis. Periodontal disease is an advance form of gum disease that begins as gingivitis. If left untreated, the gingivitis can develop into periodontitis. Periodontitis forms when the inflammation and infection causes the gum tissue to pull away from the teeth, forming gum pockets. The pockets fill with bacteria and cause further damage to the gum tissue. The infection will eventually cause damage to the bone and tissue supporting the teeth, leading to tooth loss. By placing the nozzle of the Waterpik into the gum line, the gum pockets will be flushed out, treating and controlling periodontitis.

4. Ideal for Cleaning Braces, Implants, Bridges and Crowns

Flossing with braces is easy and simple with Waterpik. If plaque is not removed around braces, tooth decay and gum disease can occur. Traditional flossing is difficult and complex for people with braces, but Waterpik offers an easy solution. With the Waterpik cleaning tip for orthodontic care and cleaning, the thin brush removes the plaque around the brackets and wires of braces.
Bridges and crowns are also benefited by Waterpik. The areas under and around bridges and crowns are easy access for bacteria. Because any form of gum disease can lead to implant failure and loss, good oral health is important for people with implants. By applying water pressure and pulsation around bridges, crowns or implants, Waterpik ensures a thorough cleaning.
To see how Waterpik works: https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/video/

Visit Paducah Dental Care to learn more!