14 doctors weighed in:
How is the waterpik for dental health? Should I use peroxide in it?
14 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Good. and Don't
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.

In brief: Good. and Don't
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.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Terrific
Helps clean between teeth, remove food debris, disrupt bacterial accumulations, and tone up gum tissues.
Best to use with just water alone. Not a replacement for brushing, flossing, regular dental check ups.

In brief: Terrific
Helps clean between teeth, remove food debris, disrupt bacterial accumulations, and tone up gum tissues.
Best to use with just water alone. Not a replacement for brushing, flossing, regular dental check ups.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes, but not alone
Imagine trying to wash your car with a high pressure hose without touching it.
Plaque is adhesive enough withstand a blast of liquid alone. In support of waterpiks, they are excellent at removing larger particles from tight spaces like braces bridges and implants. Its best to floss and brush also. Hydrogen peroxide delivered with a water pik can help keep your gums healthier.

In brief: Yes, but not alone
Imagine trying to wash your car with a high pressure hose without touching it.
Plaque is adhesive enough withstand a blast of liquid alone. In support of waterpiks, they are excellent at removing larger particles from tight spaces like braces bridges and implants. Its best to floss and brush also. Hydrogen peroxide delivered with a water pik can help keep your gums healthier.
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: The #1 recommended
by dental professionals.
Provides a unique combination of water pressure and pulsation to massage and stimulate gums, removes debris and bacteria and improves oral and general health.

In brief: The #1 recommended
by dental professionals.
Provides a unique combination of water pressure and pulsation to massage and stimulate gums, removes debris and bacteria and improves oral and general health.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Thomas Davis
Dentistry
In brief: Peroxide
Don't use straight. Dilute it with water 50/50.

In brief: Peroxide
Don't use straight. Dilute it with water 50/50.
Dr. Thomas Davis
Dr. Thomas Davis
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