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Why are Boring Water Flossers Suddenly in Hot Demand?

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Dental Water Jets aka Water Flossers or Oral Irrigators: Why are These Boring-Sounding Products Suddenly in Hot Demand?


You want to floss. The dentists and experts all say you need to. It drastically improves your oral health, helps prevent tartar, cavities, and bad breath, and protects you from costly visits to the dentist. You only have one set of permanent teeth and can’t afford to lose them.

But you don’t want to floss. We get it. It’s laborious, and it’s tiresome, and you really don’t like rubbing string back and forth like you’re playing a tiny violin between your teeth. Or you’re tired of string flossing and all the pitfalls associated with it (see: bleeding and receding gums, increased tooth gaps, dirty mirrors). Or you have braces or other dental work which makes string flossing even more inconvenient.

You’re not alone. Thousands if not millions of people feel the same way. And until now, most of them have given up on flossing and accepted bad oral hygiene as a fact of life: halitosis i.e. bad breath, tartar, and tooth decay. 

They waste their hard earned money on mouthwash (which doesn’t work between the teeth effectively) and breath fresheners (which only cover up the problem and don't solve it). They smile with ugly visible tartar on their teeth. They live in fear of cavities and visits to the dentist, and dread the associated costs and pain. But they haven’t done anything about it.  

Maybe you know one of these people. Maybe you’re even one of them. 

But maybe all you really need is just a better, easier way to floss.

Introducing Water Flossers - An Exciting New Way to Floss


Also known as dental water jets, or oral irrigators, water flossers are incredibly effective and easy-to-use. These powerful little devices use natural everyday water to masterfully blast away the plaque, food debris, and harmful bacteria that live between your teeth and along your gum line, whilst being completely safe on healthy teeth and gums. They make your mouth feel incredibly fresh, clean, and most importantly, healthy.

And water flossers are usable by everyone, no matter your dental situation. Equipped with an array of interchangeable nozzles (some brands include more than others) and variable water pressures, dental water jets can conquer every nook and cranny of your mouth - be it those pesky interdental spaces, periodontal (gum) pockets, or the intricate areas surrounding braces and implants.

With current technology and the latest manufacturing processes, even the best water flossers are now affordable for even the most budget-conscious customer - if you choose the right brand. And since prevention is better than cure, the water flosser you get can have long-term benefits on your oral AND financial well-being, paying for itself over and over again.

What’s Good about Oral Irrigators and Why are People Buying Them?


Let’s explore the benefits of water flossing in a little more detail, and understand why water flossers are fast becoming a bathroom staple. 

  1. Dental water jets are superior to string flossing and remove up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas. In fact, the American Dental Hygienists' Association recommends water flossing over string dental flossing. And water flossers say their mouths feel fresher after use.
  2. By removing plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gum line, dental water jets protect you from dreaded gingivitis, ensuring your gums remain in their prime. Oral irrigators are clinically proven up to 50% more effective for improving gum health vs. string floss.
  3. Unmatched convenience for dental orthodontics. It’s undeniably tricky to floss when you have braces, and water flossers offer an effortless alternative to old traditional cumbersome flossing methods. Dental water jets are clinically proven to be up to 3 times as effective for removing plaque around braces vs. string floss (if your water flosser has an orthodontic tip).
  4. Oral irrigators are amazing for dental bridges, crowns, implants, and dentures. The best water flossers include specialized tips and variable water pressures that make cleaning bridges, crowns, implants and dentures simple, fast and effective. The tips should include a special nozzle for periodontal pockets.
  5. Confident fresh breath. A water flosser will remove more sources of bad breath than toothbrushing, traditional flossing, and even mouthwashes if used properly. Not only will a water flosser eliminate food remnants and plaque (both sources of smelly and damaging bacteria), but you can use it on your tongue as well to remove debris, bacteria, and dead cells. Leading to even fresher breath and an improved sense of taste. But your water flosser must include a tongue cleaner tip.
  6. Long-term financial savings. Taking care of your teeth and gums with a good water flosser pays off by saving you from costly, painful, nerve-wracking visits to the dentist. Don't be someone who regrets their poor oral hygiene and wishes they had done more when they're already in the dentist chair worrying about the pain and expense. Start taking care of your teeth now. A small investment now goes a long way. 

Recap: 5 Simple Reasons Why You and Everyone You Know Should Get a Water Flosser Too

  1. Oral and dental hygiene are important parts of your overall health but often neglected, which leads to pain and cost which you can easily avoid.
  2. Water flossers are better than string flossing, and give you more effective and more thorough dental cleaning and protection.
  3. Water flossers are easier than string flossing for most people, which encourages you to floss more often, which leads to even more dental protection
  4. Water flossers can help remove bad breath at its source by cleaning the tongue of debris, bacteria, dead cells and biofilm (if the flosser includes a tongue cleaner nozzle).
  5. They will help you save money by helping you avoid costly visits to the dentist.

So there you have it. Hopefully this article has helped you understand the benefits of water flossers, and why many people are turning towards them to protect their teeth AND their wallets.

Be on the lookout for a separate article that will help guide you on what to look for in a superior water flosser. Not all dental water jets are made the same, and you can get more value for your money and an overall better flossing experience if you know what to look for. 

Take care, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

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