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“You need to floss more.” We’ve all heard those words come out of our dentist’s mouth. We dread it every time. And yet…we don’t really floss more. Maybe we try for a while, but our oral care routine quickly loses steam. Flossing is just kind of a pain. Even if we do stick with it, we can’t even necessarily reach all of the tough spots!
There’s the idea of buying a water flosser, but most of them are way too big to even fit in our bathroom, seem really complicated to use and are simply too expensive to even bother with. And do they really work just as well as string floss? Well, not exactly. In fact, this compact, inexpensive and easy-to-use one may actually be 50% more effective!
This water flosser is changing the game. It claims to remove 99% of the plaque both between teeth and below the gumline, which means your smile may be getting a quick upgrade. This flosser is cordless and has a handheld design, meaning it can easily fit on your bathroom sink or even in your suitcase when traveling unlike other water flossers with huge bases. One charge is made to last a full month too (using it twice per day!), so you don’t even have to worry about bringing the charger on vacation!
Using this water flosser is super simple. Just press the “mode” button to pick your pressure — normal, soft or pulse — stick the tip in your mouth and lean over the sink, and then turn it on. Floss until the water runs out, guiding the tip around your teeth and letting the water (and any yuckies) fall out of your mouth. Turn it off again when it runs out of water. Done!
A water flosser it great for everybody, but you’ll especially want to consider one if you have braces or a permanent retainer, perhaps, to help get those hard-to-reach spots. It can also be helpful if you have wisdom teeth growing in. It’s great for anyone who’s on the go too, since you can save time by using it in the shower!
This water flosser comes with an extra tip, which we also love, so someone else in your household can use it too (or you can have a spare). One tip has a purple ring around the base so you can tell the difference!
Remember, if it’s your first time water flossing, it’s best to try out the soft setting first before working your way up to normal. It can feel intense the first couple of times, but you’ll get used to it. It’s all uphill from there!
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