Some days, dental hygiene can feel like a chore — one that can hurt.
With all of the poking and prodding that goes on inside your mouth, between flossing, brushing, dental checkups and procedures, you deserve some at-home care that doesn’t leave you aching.
That idea is behind water flossers and gentle brushes, but it took a long, long time for the two to be combined into one tool.
The Waterpik Sonic-Fusion is the world's first flossing toothbrush. It combines the gentle technology of water flossers, with a gentle bristles.
“Flossing has never been easier!!,” one shopper wrote. “I love being able to floss and brush at the same time. My mouth feels so much cleaner than before. It makes you never want to use a regular toothbrush again.”
Three cleaning modes (brushing, flossing or both at once) allow users to customize their hygienic experience — and cut back time. The brush head cleans between teeth and below the gums where the bristles can’t reach.
The technology is proven to be twice as effective as traditional brushing and flossing, and it’s accepted by the American Dental Association.
The patented flossing brush removes up to 99.9 percent of plaque from treated areas, and is up to 50 percent more effective for improving gum health compared to string floss — feats that even impress dental professionals.
“As licensed dental hygienist, I recommend Waterpik products to all of my patients,” another reviewer explained. “I have seen the benefits of using a Waterpik, firsthand, through the improvement of my patient's oral health. The new Sonic Fusion model makes brushing and water flossing SO easy! I love that the toothbrush can be removed from the unit and used alone, but also that the water flossing feature is included in the same unit! Highly recommend this product!”
Pulsations in the brush clean deep between teeth, and the 10 pressure settings can create any cleaning sensation the user desires.
Another shopper said the brush is “well worth the money. The toothbrush and flosser work great together or separate. You just have to make sure the water reservoir sits correctly on the stand for flosser to work.”
For those wondering if they’re brushing long enough, the devices comes with a two-minute timer, and a 30-second pacer.
“I admit I already owned a Waterpik and I admit it sat on my counter because it was a two step process,” another happy customer said. “Brush the teeth with the electric toothbrush then fill up the Waterpik with water and rinse. More often then naught I skipped the Waterpik flossing -- too much trouble. With this new Waterpik I can brush my teeth and with the press of another button floss my teeth. I am actually flossing everyday, my dentist will be thrilled. This unit takes up much less space on my counter and is very easy to use. When I am done brushing/flossing my teeth are smooth and clean. I highly recommend you buy this new brush.”
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