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Waterpik® Water Flosser: The easy and more effective way to floss

Good oral health takes work. For years, dentists and hygienists have encouraged flossing for cleaning between the teeth. However, many professionals and their patients know that flossing is not easy. But there is good news: clinical research studies now confirm the Waterpik Water Flosser is The Easy and More Effective Way to Floss™.

Recent studies show the Water Flosser is up to 50% more effective than traditional dental floss and Sonicare® Air Floss Pro (model HX8341) for reducing gingivitis and improving gum health. Whether using a manual or sonic-powered toothbrush, adding the Water Flosser has consistently provided significantly better reductions in plaque and gingivitis.

Waterpik's impressive record for safety and effectiveness has been evaluated in more than 70 published clinical studies at 25 independent and university-based research centres. The Waterpik Water Flosser is clinically proven to provide significant oral health benefits to even those with braces, implants, crowns, bridges, and diabetes.

The Waterpik Water Flosser removes 99.9% of plaque biofilm after 3-second treatment

Biofilm Removal with a Dental Water Jet

Gorur A, Lyle DM, Schaudinn C, Costerton JW. Compend Contin Ed Dent 2009; 30 (Suppl 1):1-6.


To evaluate the effect of the Waterpik Water Flosser on plaque biofilm removal using scanning electron microscopy (SEM).


Eight periodontally involved teeth were extracted. Ten slices were cut from four teeth and were inoculated with saliva and left for four days to further grow plaque biofilm. Four slices were treated with the Classic Jet Tip, four slices were treated with the Orthodontic Tip, and two slices were used as controls. The remaining 4 teeth were treated with the Orthodontic Tip to evaluate the removal of calcified plaque biofilm. All teeth were treated using medium pressure for three seconds and evaluated by SEM.


The Classic Jet Tip removed 99.9% and the Orthodontic Tip removed 99.8% of the plaque biofilm from the treated areas after a 3-second exposure as viewed by SEM. The Orthodontic Tip significantly removed the calcified biofilm from the surface of the four teeth as viewed by the naked eye and SEM.


The Waterpik Water Flosser significantly removes plaque biofilm.

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