WaterPik - The Ultra Dental Water Flosser - WP-100
The Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser saved me hundreds of dollars and hours of torture at the dentist's office! By simply using it after meals when I am home, after brushing and just before bedtime, I am in and out of the dental hygienist chair in record time! Yes, I use dental floss everyday, but the WaterPik gets ALL the food particles that lodge under the gum line. This prevents any bacteria or foods from creating that infamous plaque under the gum line of each tooth. In addition, I use a Sonicare Toothbrush to complete the cleaning of my teeth. But the real proof is how much food debris you'll see come shooting out of your mouth as you use the WaterPik along your gum-line after you've brushed your teeth and rinsed. It's no wonder there are so many people with gum disorders!
state-of-the-art dental water jet technology and the ultimate in performance. It comes with six tips, including the new orthodontic and toothbrush tips.
How To Use A WaterPik
Learn About the Waterpik® Water Flosser (Dental Professional)
Benefits of the WaterPik
• Is clinically proven to be up to 93% more effective than dental floss at improving gum health--1--
• Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below gum-line where brushing and flossing will not reach
• Massages and stimulates gums
• Can be used with your favorite mouthwash
• Leaves a clean, fresh sensation
• Advanced pressure control system with 10 pressure settings that range from 5 to 90 psi
• Contemporary, compact design is 20% smaller than previous models
• Quietest operation ever
• Unique reservoir lid with tip compartment provides a hygienic storage solution
Standard Jet Tip, Tongue Cleaner, Pik Pocket Tip, Orthodonic Tip
Included with the WaterPik
• 2 - Standard Jet Tips JTR-2 Cleans deep between teeth and below the gum-line
• 1 - Tongue Cleaner TCR-2
Removes bacteria that causes bad breath
• 1 - Pik Pocket® Tip PPR-2
Gently delivers therapeutic rinses into gum pockets
• 1 - Orthodontic Tip OBR-2 Cleans hard to reach areas around braces and other dental work
• 1 - Toothbrush Tip BTR-2
Moderate periodontal disease affects the majority of people at some time in their lives. About 80% of adults have some bone loss, and between 40%-50% have bleeding gums. If you've ever been told that you have a periodontal pocket or “pocketing”, you've experienced this. Treatment requirements vary depending on the severity or depth of the pocket or pockets you have. Only your dentist can tell you what your specific treatment needs are. It is not uncommon for people who have been treated for periodontal disease to have some pockets remaining. The biggest problem this creates is in daily cleaning. Traditional methods, such as brushing, flossing or rinsing are limited to how far they can reach into a pocket. To improve your cleaning of a pocket, use a Waterpik® dental water jet with a tip called the Pik Pocket® subgingival tip. This tip is easy to use and gently cleans the pocket up to 90% of the depth of the pocket.
Periodontal Gum Disease and Oral Health
Periodontal gum disease can be separated into two general categories; gingivitis and periodontitis. Periodontitis is more serious than gingivitis and affects the gums, the surrounding bone (causing bone loss), and the supportive structures of the teeth.
Symptoms of Periodontitis Gum Disease
In addition to the signs and symptoms of gingivitis, periodontitis gum disease symptoms include:
• A bad taste in your mouth or persistent bad breath
• Gums that pull away from the teeth or receding gums
• Loose teeth or a change in the way your teeth feel when you bite or chew
• Wider spaces between your teeth
• Gums that are tender or sore to the touch
• Pus around the gum line
Causes of Periodontitis Gum Disease
Bacteria in plaque are the main cause of gingivitis and periodontitis gum disease. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that continuously forms on the teeth and under the gum line. The bacteria release toxins, especially below the gum line, that irritate the gum tissue and cause inflammation.
The gums will eventually break down and separate from the teeth causing a deep space called periodontal pockets. These pockets are very difficult to clean and the bacteria are allowed to grow and multiply. Other contributors to the risk and severity of periodontal gum disease and oral health problems are smoking and diabetes.
Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment and the Waterpik Dental Water Jet Oral Irrigator
The best way to treat periodontal gum disease is to prevent it from occurring in the first place. Adding a Waterpik® dental water jet oral irrigator to daily oral care is one of the fastest and most effective ways to prevent gum disease. Invented by a dentist, the Waterpik® dental water jet oral irrigator offers the best combination of pulsation and pressure to clean where traditional methods, such as brushing, flossing, or rinsing, cannot reach.
If you have been treated for periodontal gum disease, it is not uncommon to have remaining periodontal pockets. To improve cleaning, use a Waterpik® dental water jet oral irrigator with a tip called the Pik Pocket™ Subgingival Tip. This tip is easy to use and gently cleans deeper periodontal pockets.
Treatment for periodontal gum disease depends on the extent of the disease. Your dentist or periodontist will diagnosis your periodontal status and prepare a treatment plan for your specific needs.
Some dental work such as a bridge or implants can be very difficult to clean. The Waterpik® dental water jet oral irrigator is designed to clean around all types of dental work and restorations. The pulsating action helps clean under the bridge and around crowns where bacteria and food can get trapped.
After every meal, if I am at home, I use the WaterPik.
For saving money at the dentist office, I highly recommend purchasing the WaterPik Dental Water Flosser.
The Waterpik® Traveler™ Water Flosser (WP-300) is the easy and more effective way to floss when traveling. It has global voltage compatibility for easy operation in any country around the world.
The Waterpik® Traveler™ Water Flosser (WP-300) is 50% smaller than previous models with a reservoir that inverts for compact travel and a premium travel case included. It features 4 unique tips, a pressure control system with 3 settings, energy-efficient and quiet operation, global voltage compatibility, and a 2-year warranty. This is the perfect size to fit into any cosmetic bag or in the corner of a suitcase.
• Global Voltage Compatible for easy operation in any country around the world
• Clinically proven 50% more effective than traditional dental floss and 80% more effective than Sonicare Air Floss for gingivitis treatment
• Proven in laboratory tests to remove 99.9% of plaque from treated areas with a 3-second application
• Clinically proven 3X as effective as dental floss for cleaning around braces with the orthodontic tip
• Removes bacteria deep between teeth and below the gum-line where brushing and traditional flossing can't reach
• Massages and stimulates gums to improve circulation and keep your gums strong and healthy
• Great for people with implants, crowns, bridges, and veneers
• Leaves your mouth feeling incredibly fresh and clean
• Healthier Gums in 14 Days Guaranteed
• 4 Unique Tips
• Global Voltage Compatible
• Premium Travel Case
• Smaller and quieter than previous models
• Pressure Control System with 3 Settings
• 10 to 80 psi
• Reservoir capacity of 60+ seconds
• Reservoir can be inverted for travel and storage
• Can be used with water or your favorite mouthwash
• Two-year warranty
For those who travel, the Traveler WaterPik Dental Flosser is just the right size and convenient for short or long vacations.