Using an electric toothbrush and water flosser combo gives you a strong defense against plaque and tooth decay. New products like the Sonic Fusion waterpik allow you to do two jobs using only one product. Let’s have a look at how an electric toothbrush and water flosser complement one another to remove plaque, and improve your oral hygiene.
Dental hygiene however is only as good as the person doing it. If you’re not paying full attention, or if you’re in a rush or having a bad day, you might neglect your brushing or flossing. Using an electric toothbrush and water flosser combo can compensate for human error and make sure you do a consistent job at improving gum health.
The Benefits Of Using An Electric Toothbrush
An electric toothbrush does a lot of the work for you. They have rotating heads which, when applied at the correct angle and the correct amount of pressure, can do a really good job at effective plaque removal. Some electric toothbrushes vibrate as well, ensuring that each tooth surface is cleaned effectively.
Benefit 1: Keep your braces clean
Patients who wear orthodontic braces need to make sure they clean between their braces and teeth. Using a manual toothbrush is much more difficult, especially when it’s harder to see your tooth surfaces through your orthodontics.
An electric toothbrush is also very effective at cleaning the metal wires and braces around your teeth, ensuring that any food and debris can be washed away, making managing tooth decay much easier.
Benefit 2: Teach younger kids to clean their teeth well
Young children must brush their teeth as soon as their baby teeth come through and they can hold a toothbrush, but age doesn’t exempt them from tooth decay. Electric toothbrushes for kids make dental hygiene fun and interesting and take the stress for parents away. Some of them have built-in timers so you can ensure your young child or toddler is doing a good job with their dental hygiene while you focus on making the experience positive and pleasant.
Benefit 3: Let technology take care of it
If you’re in a rush or are distracted with bigger things in your life, using an electric toothbrush can give you peace of mind that your oral hygiene is under control, and that you won’t need to see your dentist for another six months. Why not let electric toothbrush technology help you out?
The Benefits Of A Water Flosser
While most people will brush their teeth with a manual toothbrush there are plenty who just don’t use dental floss. Even if you use an electric toothbrush, flossing should be an integral part of your oral care. That’s because plaque and bacteria can also accumulate between your teeth and below the gum line. Rotating nozzles on the electric toothbrush make it easy to reach all parts of your mouth, even those you may not be able to access with traditional dental floss, improving gum health.
Advantage 1: Keep sensitive gums clean with a waterpik
Some people have sensitive gums that may bleed when they use traditional dental floss. This can be off-putting to the extent that you avoid flossing altogether. A waterpik uses soothing jets of water to clean even the most sensitive gums.
Some types of water flosser have different pressure settings, so if you are concerned about sensitive gums you can adjust the pressure of your water flosser to your comfort level.
Advantage 2: Make flossing easier with a waterpik
Other people may have pre-existing conditions that make it difficult to use their hands or fingers for extended periods of time. If you have Parkinson’s disease, arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome, using string floss may be painful for your hands.
If you use a water flosser you do not have to manipulate the waterpik as much as if you were using string floss, making it much easier for your hands. A water flosser has comfortable grips that are designed not to slip even when they are wet.
Advantage 3: Use a water flosser with braces
Braces can present a barrier to flossing because it is very difficult to manoeuvre string floss around teeth with brackets and wires. When you use a waterpik the water jets can bend and be directed as needed to make sure that all plaque and food particles are removed from your teeth and braces.
Advantage 4: Take better care of restorations with a waterpik
People have dental fillings, bridges and dental implants because they have had tooth decay in the past.
When your teeth are restored you have to take special care of them to keep the restorations in place and prevent future dental decay.
Using an electric toothbrush and water flosser combo gives you peace of mind that your dental hygiene routine is being performed properly every day.
You can time yourself when brushing and flossing and reach the smallest, darkest parts of your mouth with ease.
Using water-based technologies makes rinsing easier too, and the release of water from an electric toothbrush and water flosser ensures that plaque, food particles and debris is swept away as easily as it is removed.
Managing Gum Disease
Patients who have advanced gum disease may not be able to reverse the damage that has been done. With the necessary intervention such as scaling and planing, and perhaps a course of antibiotics, most people can do a good job at effective plaque removal and improving gum health. Using a combination of electric toothbrushes and a waterpik, you can keep your gums clean enough to prevent reinfection.
Reading online reviews for 2021 and 2020 can help you to identify the best waterpik and electric toothbrush for your needs.
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