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Waterpik and Braces

Great oral hygiene is vital to prevent cavities and gum disease that can lead to tooth loss. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth daily to remove bacteria and food particles that a toothbrush can not reach using floss or a waterpik.

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A waterpik also known as a dental water jet or an oral irrigator is a
device that aims a stream of water to remove food particles from your teeth. It is not necessary to buy an expensive waterpik to get its full usage. Many orthodontists suggests buying the basic model due to the fact that it works just as well.

A benefit of a waterpik is that it is gentle on the gums. This means that it is less likely to cause bleeding for those with sensitive gums. Waterpiks are also ideal for people who wear braces, due to that the water will get behind the metal wires and flush out food particles where floss may not be able to reach.

For almost every pro there is a con. A waterpik does not remove plaque from teeth, so it is not recommended to just used the waterpik and not brush. Not only that a waterpik just rinses the plaque. It is in no way a substitute for flossing.

For more information from Dr. B on our website for tips for brushing and flossing

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“We’ve had a great experience with Dr. Burleson and his staff! Both my kids’ teeth look great!“Julie Bonacorso5 star
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