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oral irrigation, always with you

7th November 2011 0

Oral irrigation is the direct application of a stream of water or mouthwash solution, which is recommended by the dentist to remove bacterial deposits on teeth, gums and in hard-to-reach areas.

Waterpik® oral irrigators provide improved gingival health, and are clinically proven to be 93% more effective in improving gingival health when combined with a manual toothbrush when compared to brushing alone (Barnes CM et al. J. Clin Dent 2005).

Oral irrigation is indicated for anyone, but is particularly useful for people who have braces, implants or crowns. It is also very effective in people who have more strict oral hygiene needs, such as diabetics.

Benefits :

Achieves more superior bacterial plaque removal, preventing the appearance of caries and gum disease..Reduces bleeding and improves gum health.Controls gingival inflammation and gingivitis.Allows for intense cleaning while protecting oral tissues.Makes cleaning crowns, implants and braces easier.Allows for better oral care in people with special oral hygiene needs.Increases clean and fresh feeling in the oral cavity.








1.    Barnes CM et al. Comparison of Irrigation to Floss as an Adjunct to Toothbrushing: Effect on Bleeding, Gingivitis, and Supragingival Plaque. J. Clin Dent 2005 ; 16(3) :71-77.


2.    Burch et al. A Two-month Study of the Effects of Oral Irrigation and Automatic Toothbrush Use in an Adult Orthodontic Population with Fixed Appliances. Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 1994; 106:121-126. This study also compares a manual toothbrush to a manual toothbrush combined with oral irrigation with Waterpik®.

For people with :

a desire to feel clean and fresh.a high level of bacterial plaque.delicate or inflamed gums.gingivitis or periodontitis.braces.crowns or implants.diabetes.





Waterpik Traveler WP-300 

50% smaller than previous models.Comes with a carrying case with tip compartment.Automatic voltage selection (includes converter for North America).Reservoir turns over and can be used as a convenient, compact cover for travel.

 
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