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Pros and Cons to using a Water Piks

04/02/18 6:51 AM

When thinking about using a water pik instead of flossing here are some good pros and cons to consider. 

Pros: Water piks are effective, and faster to use the flossing. Water Piks come with multiple wands in different  colors. Great for braces,  Flossing with braces can be difficult water piks are often suggested by Orthodontic dentist.  They come with  adjustable water pressure. Cordless water piks are available. Water piks are good for people that may not floss well. Anything that will make you take care of your teeth and gums better is helpful.

Cons: Cost can be a factor since they can run as high as $50 – $60 dollars. They do brake down some not even lasting a year depending on how well you take care of it. Hard to always see what you are doing which can cause you to make a mess.   So if you are not careful the time you save in flossing is taken up by have to clean sink and counter tops from water mess.  They can be too noisy. Water piks take up to much counter space which is bad if you have a small bathroom. If you are not careful they may over time loosen bridge and crown work. Over use like anything can cause more harm then good so make sure you use as directed. If you are not sure what is best for your oral health care talk to your dentist see what they suggest. Having good advise from your own personal dentist is worth taking in and thinking about as a deciding factor

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