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How Is The Waterpik For Dental Health S Hould I Use Peroxide In It
Excellent: It is an excellent addition to brushing and flossing. I would not recommend using peroxide in it. Mouthwash is popular, but remember to run some clean water through it after using some other liquid. This will help keep it working properly and help prevent it "gunking up" or getting clogged. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Helpful adjunct...: The water pik can be part of the regimen to maintain good dental health. But it is not necessary to accomplish this, and if other techniques are not followed, it is not enough (see prior answers about good basic dental care). As for peroxide, would not use straight peroxide on any part of skin or mucous membrane or in mouth: too astringent. Perhaps diluted, or combined with baking soda, may be ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excellent: Be sure to start with the lowest setting. See your Dentist to make sure there are no underlying problems which might be worsened by the use of this. If so, get them corrected before continuing. Experience and gentle care and approach will usually correct the soreness, if all else is healthy. Bring it in to Dental Hygienist for instructions in use if needed. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In concert w/brushin: Dental implants should be cared for the same as you would your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, mouth rinses, and the water pik is a great addition, but not a substitute for any of the others. You also need to maintain your professional dental visits as well, so get that water pik and bring your oral hygiene to the next level! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Easy...dental floss!: A waterpik and/or airflosser are great products, however they are not a replacement for good flossing habits--they are a replacement for not flossing. This is not the same thing. These tools can be incorporated in your regular dental home care to stimulate gum tissue and help clean around braces or under dental bridges but it is still not better than floss. Sorry to be the bearer of this news. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.
No: It is an excellent aid in the maintenance of your teeth and tissues. Read the directions. Start on low setting and close your lips over the tip or hold head over sink and let water rinse out into sink. Angle the tip downward towards the gums and move as if you were tracing along the edge of the tissue. Then use straight in between the teeth. It will feel very good, once you get the hang of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's all good: There really is no con to either of those. Regular waterpik use will help keep you teeth and gums clean and healthy; however, it's not a substitute for flossing. Dental floss is the only way to clean the point at which the teeth physically touch each other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Waterpik is good only for rinsing food debris not for removing oral biofilm, the cause of gingivitis and gum disease. Oral biofilm, ( plaque) is composed of bacterial waste, bacterial cell walls, lipids, salivary proteins, etc. And must be disrupted and removed mechanically , but cannot be rinsed off with pressurized water. Special flossing aids like superfloss or interdental brushes work best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can the waterpik waterflosser both models of wp-900 /wp-100 help my braces better versus flossing my teeth?
No: Floss is beat but is difficult and time consuming. Try to completely clean all your teeth very thoroughly once a day. The best time is after your last meal of the day. Waterpik/waterflosser is a supplement not a replacement for floss. Use in the morning to quickly freshen up. ...Read more
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