I know, it’s not very exciting to think or talk about tooth and gum health, but consider the alternative – losing your teeth or having poor dental health.  Yuck!  All will be better if you do as I, and start using the $60 WP-100 Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser daily.

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Making the time and effort commitment to use it daily when home.  Get past this and the counter space required and it’s smooth sailing ahead.


In about one minute, before bushing, if your experience is anything like mine and others with whom I have spoken also using this device, you will feel the difference even after the first use.  Then, when you visit your dentist for bi-annual teeth cleaning, your hygienist and dentist will be so pleased with your healthy gums and the lack of dental plaque as compared with prior to using your Water Pik.

Sure, brushing is critical, and you know you really should floss, but let’s face it, flossing for most of us is just not something we enjoy.  In addition, most of us use string floss either incorrectly or ineffectively.  Take the guesswork out of flossing and switch to this.

Flossing with a water jet as supplied by this Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser gets between teeth and under the gum line better, more effectively and, in my view much more easily than with traditional flossing. But there’s that commitment to better grillz oral health.

After string flossing, if you floss, does your mouth feel great?  Doubtful.  That’s why I am sold on this gadget – my teeth and gums never felt better and I know I am doing a better job of eradicating dental plaque, now known to be a living organism, a biofilm of living yuck coating the teeth. I was provided a study conducted by the USC Center for Biofilms (I’m a proud USC graduate, too!) in which water flossing was shown to remove 99.99% of this disgusting and harmful salivary biofilm.

Further, more recent clinical studies results shared with me reveal the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser is 3x as effective as string floss for cleaning around braces with the orthodontic tip. It also removes bacteria deep between teeth and below the gum line where brushing and traditional flossing cannot reach.  Users will find that it massages and stimulates gums to improve circulation and keeps gums strong and healthy.  It’s great for those with implants, crowns, bridges and veneers.  Finally, it leaves the user’s mouth feeling incredibly fresh and clean. Conventional flossing cannot come close to this degree of effectiveness.

Well, that was good enough for me.  The combination of that great mouth feel and the knowledge that with such a simple daily regimen I am doing what’s best for my oral cavity (yes, my mouth) is all I need to know.

Now that I use the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser, when I use string floss, it’s just not the same and not as good nor effective.  I NEVER get that great mouth feel after string flossing.

What is this mouth feel?  After discussing this with professionals, the good feeling is the result of the gum stimulation that occurs under the pulsating jets of water from the device.  The Classic Tip is all I need, though there are six unique tips provided with each Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser. These include a Classic Jet Tip; a Toothbrush Tip; Plaque Seeker Tip; Orthodontic Tip for cleaning hard-to-reach places around dental work and braces; Pik Pocket Tip your oral care professional might recommend for delivering therapeutic rinses into gum pockets; and a Tongue Cleaner.

Now, I believe I have and can recommend to you the best one-two punch for daily oral care.

If you have “issues” with flossing due to tightness between teeth so that using conventional floss often results in broken string, or if you already have some form of gum disease and you are not yet using either or both of these products, consult with your dental professional about a Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser.  It’s more effective, so why not go for it as I did?  Sure, it requires counter space in the bathroom, but what is the price for NOT doing all you can to take care of teeth and gums?  The price is pain, possible extraction and simply yucky mouth

This can be the start of a better relationship with your mouth!  Get extra tips to share the device with the family, each with his or her appropriate tip or tips.  Online at Amazon.com, search “waterpik ultra tips.”

Note that the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser features an adjustable stream. Feel free to start with the lowest pressure and work up to max. In my case, I went right to the strongest setting without any adverse affect.  The company backs their device with a three-year warranty, as well.

Now that I have told my story, the ONLY area not addressed is travel.  Portable and cordless models are the solution, with worldwide voltage capabilities.

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