What Is a Water Flosser and Should You Use One?


What is Water Flosser?

Water flossers are devices which shoot a steady stream of water to clean between teeth and along the gumline in order to remove any food particles and plaque that may be lodging there. They are especially useful for cleaning braces and other orthodontics, as well as cleaning bridges, crowns, and dental implants. ATMOKO Professional Water Pick with super powerful pulsation, 1800 times/minute, greatly removes 99.99% of plaque between teeth and below the gumline where traditional brushing can't reach.

Why Flossing is Necessary?

Show your healthy white smile to others is important, but the fact is, just brushing your teeth is not enough. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste is a good start, but regular brushing may not be enough to clean out food particles, plaque, and bacteria between teeth. Think about the carpet before and after vacuuming. You may not really see the dust, but once the dust is vacuumed and removed, the carpet looks brighter, right? The same principle applies to flossing. Dentists approved that flossing is of great importance to achieve oral hygiene, longer fresh breath and pearly white smile.

Waterpik vs. String Flossing

Both Waterpik and flossing are effective ways to take care of teeth and gums. However, as a revolutionary oral cleaning device, waterpick can get in all hard-to-reach areas that string flossing can’t reach. We all know that some certain areas of the mouth might not be easily reached when only relying on flossing. And such a dilemma always drives us crazy! What’s worse, when we try to floss further down below the gumline or too forcefully, it always results in gum bleeding. Therefore, waterpick is born for perfection. You can easily choose the water pressure that you comfortable with to rinse out residue and plaque left behind, without causing any oral damage. And it’s a great help for people with dexterity issues, such as arthritis, who find string flossing difficult.

Is a Waterpik an Alternative to an Electric Toothbrush?

The two items serve different but complementary roles. The electric toothbrush brushes the external surfaces of the teeth while the Waterpik cleans the gaps between your teeth. One cannot, therefore, serve the function of the other. In a nutshell, brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once a day both are greatly significant to enhance your dental health. They can also prevent gingivitis and other oral health problems that can be problematic later in life.

Waterpik Applicable Crowd

Everyone should floss! Flossing is an important part of dental hygiene to reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Dentists recommend that individuals who don’t floss frequently should start by using a Waterpik, which is easier to use and control. (Note: For children aged 8 years and below, or persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge, the appliance should be used under supervision.)

How to Use a Water Flosser?

  • Fill the machine’s water reservoir with water
  • Insert the jet tip on the water flosser
  • Press the mode button to choose your desired cleaning mode
  • Place the jet tip in mouth with tip toward gum, switch on the unit.
  • Direct the jet stream to gum line at a 90°angle, start from back teeth to front teeth, follow the gum line and pause briefly between teeth.
  • When finished, turn unit off and press tip eject button to remove the tip.