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Papa had braces as a teenager and now has a permanent retainer in place to keep his teeth in line. Flossing for him is always a mission. He can’t just floss like regular people, he has to use a threader to get the regular string floss through his teeth and retainer. It really is a tedious process.
He’s mentioned wanting a water flosser before but I never really considered it. Never having had braces or a retainer I could not sympathize with him. Not until I got braces. OMG let me tell you what a tedious process it really is. Flossing became even less appealing , if that’s even possible, than it had been before.
When the Waterpik arrived I let Papa open the box like I do with all packages that are sure to make his day. He was like a kid in a candy store. He zoomed off to the bathroom at lighting speed. I have never seen him move so fast to do anything, to be honest I never even knew he could move that fast. Even the simplest projects in our house take at least six weeks, and much nagging, to get accomplished.
He made space one of the shelves in the bathroom and set up the water flosser. He re-emerged into the living room after he was done flossing. He was so excited and happy and insisted I go try it right away. The Waterpik came with seven accessories, different types of angled tips. Even one specifically for braces with a little brush top to get into all the crevices.
Ignoring that the mirror, walls and sink counter were soaking wet I proceeded to try the water flosser. I flooded the bathroom. But at least my teeth were clean right? While it takes some time to get the coordination right so you aren’t hosing down your bathroom or drooling waterfalls all over yourself, each drop of water on the floors and walls was well worth the results.
I am astonished at the amount of food the Waterpik removed, even after brushing and flossing with regular string floss! Warning: Weird food particles picture ahead (click on images to enlarge if you dare!)
The Waterpik flosser was recently redesigned. Here are some of the awesome features:
Featuring a new compact and contemporary design, the Aquarius includes on/off water control on the handle, an LED information panel, and 7 water flosser tips. New pulse-modulation technology provides maximum plaque removal (Floss Mode) and enhanced gum stimulation and improved circulation (Hydro-Pulse Massage Mode). The convenient one-minute timer with a 30-second pacer ensures thorough water flossing of all areas.
As part of those seven accessories was a toothbrush head. Waterpik really meant business when they produced this product. It has everything you need to properly care for your teeth and gums. There is a neat little area inside and behind the removable water chamber where you can store any two additional attachments, plus the one you can leave on the handle.
I confess that I don’t floss often enough, neither does Papa. That is probably the reason many don’t floss. Flossing has always been a boring and tiresome task. Regular string flossing with braces or a permanent retainer is a 20 minute project and I surely don’t have time for that. But not anymore. Even J-bird has started flossing regularly with the Waterpik which is a miracle because I don’t think he has flossed much since getting his braces.
For a limited time you can get free shipping good on any Waterpik product using code FREESHIPWP660 on their website through March 31, 2014.
How often do you floss? Would owning a Waterpik increase your likelihood of flossing more often like dentists recommend?
Want to learn more about how the Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser (WP-660) can improve gum health vs. string floss. clinically proven, then head on over for additional product information here: http://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/products/dental-water-flosser/WP-660/.
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