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I visit the dentist three times a year for wellness checks and professional cleanings. I own a few of those fancy spinning toothbrushes and some charcoal toothpaste. I’ve even given up drinking certain teeth-staining beverages just to maintain a healthy smile. But there is one oral care step that I absolutely hate: flossing.
In spite of possessing seemingly good habits when it comes to taking care of my gums, I cringe every time I start to floss. I find it to be time consuming, a bit painful and, because of hormonal changes (hello, pregnancy!), I often suffer from gum swelling and bleeding. However, not flossing would absolutely haunt me. So at the suggestion of my then-dentist, I bought the Waterpik Water Flosser to make flossing more manageable and maybe even enjoyable. Well, she was absolutely on to something.
The Waterpik Water Flosser, which is among the many Prime Day Deals for 43 percent off, claims to get you “healthier gums and brighter teeth in just a minute a day.” It allows you to control 10 pressure settings, comes outfitted with seven different flossing tips and offers 90 seconds of water capacity in its clear tank. No wonder this gadget has garnered nearly 46,000 Amazon reviews and a 4.6 out of 5 stars rating!
Since adding this water flosser to my daily routine, I can not only get through flossing way quicker (a bonus for me as a new mom), but I’ve noticed way less gum irritation. When I switched dentists, I didn’t reveal my secret until he was halfway through cleaning, but that didn’t stop him from bragging to his assistant about how bright pink and healthy-looking my gums were.
Trust me, after you read reviews for this oral care device, you’ll add it to your Amazon shopping cart ASAP. Scroll down for more Waterpik Water Flosser intel from shoppers, and to shop this hygiene gadget during Prime Day.
Shop it: Waterpik Water Flosser in Black, $40 (was $70), amazon.com
One 5-star reviewer wrote: “Top 5 investments of my life! I’ve been suffering from acute gingivitis and tonsil stones for about a year and this has drastically increased the health of my mouth! It’s by far the best water flosser on the market after all my research and I highly recommend everybody buy this whether you think you have bad oral hygiene or not.”
Another 5-star reviewer commented: “So I had 4mm and 5mm periodontal pockets from not flossing and also experienced some bone loss, I also had to get a very uncomfortable deep gum pocket cleaning. I literally hated flossing and would find myself avoiding to floss even though I needed it very much. My gums were red, swollen, and inflamed because I was in the early stages of periodontal disease. I started using the Waterpik flosser, and instantly like this way of flossing much better! After using it consecutively each night for only 5 days my gums were noticeably better and felt much better. After 2 weeks of using the Waterpik flossing, coconut oil pulling, and mouthwash treatment, my gums have done a complete 180 and my mouth and gums are starting to heal properly!”
Meanwhile, this 5-star reviewer shared: “I am the son of a dentist, the brother of a dentist, and the son of a professor of dentistry at one of the prominent dental schools in Ohio. Needless to say oral hygiene has been beaten into me since I was a child. In the 70s and 80s people use water pics and for some reason they seem to have gone out of vogue. A good one completely replaces the need for dental floss which most people hate to use. Having grown up with a WaterPik in my house and always only one I can tell you that this is the best one I’ve ever had.”
Shop it: Waterpik Water Flosser in Blue, $40 (was $70), amazon.com
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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