I received a water flosser at a discounted price in exchange for writing an honest review. I did some research to learn about the benefits of water flossing and wanted to share that with you.
Check out the video below to learn about the 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about water flossing and then check out my review of the Sterline Water Flosser. You can ” target=”_blank”>get the Sterline Water Flosser for $40.99.
Here are the time stamps if you want to skip around the video:
0:01 – 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Water Flossing
2:08 – Sterline Product Review
2:55 – First Look / Unboxing
5:55 – Final Thoughts
1.) It cleans out periodontal pockets
Studies have shown that using a water flosser removes subgingival bacteria from periodontal pockets, which are the spaces between your teeth and gums, where regular floss and a toothbrush can’t reach.
2.) It reduces inflammation caused by cytokines
Studies have shown that using a water flosser in addition to your oral care routine reduces bleeding and gingivitis. This happens because the water flosser reduces the amount of cytokine production, which are proteins, in the mouth.
3.) It works better than doctor prescribed mouthwash
A study found that people who used a water flosser had a 29% reduction in plaque compared to a 9% when rinsing with Peridex (considered the most effective dentist prescribed antimocrobial rinse to treat gingivitis), a 62% reduction in bleeding compared to 33% when rinsing, and 45% reduction in gingivitis compared to 10% when rinsing.
4.) It’s easier than flossing and more likely to be used
Flossing can be a hassle, which is why some statistics say that only 20 to 50% of Americans floss daily. Since using a water flosser is easier and quicker than flossing, people who own them are more likely to use them regularly.
5.) A water flosser isn’t better at everything
Some dental professionals still recommend flossing over a water flosser because they believe if done correctly, traditional floss can do a better job. The problem lies in doing it correctly, which many people don’t do. Dentists suggest using dental floss between the teeth, down to the gums, and moving it up and down on both sides of the teeth before pulling it out.
Should You Get a Water Flosser?
There are many benefits to using a water flossing, and from the research I’ve seen, it looks like it’s generally better than traditional dental floss. If you have trouble sticking to daily flossing, you might be better off with a water flosser. And even if you already floss daily with dental floss, a water flosser can provide the extra benefits of getting into the periodontal pockets which flossing and brushing can’t.