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Forget string floss, use water

BDJ volume 221, page 273 (09 September 2016) | Download Citation

Unlike string floss which recently hit the headlines due to a lack of evidence as to its effectiveness, the Waterpik Water Flosser has been clinically shown to remove plaque and reduce bleeding gums.

The first study into the Waterpik Water Flosser was conducted at the University of Nebraska in 2004 and showed up to 52% better improvement in gum health. To date there are a total of five clinical studies that compare the Water Flosser to string floss, consistently demonstrating that water flossing is more effective than string flossing for better oral health. Water flossing has also been shown to be up to three times as effective for removing plaque around braces and twice as effective for improving gum health around implants, compared to string floss.

Waterpik International, Inc. is a leader in innovative oral health adjuncts, offering a portfolio of Water Flossers clinically proven to benefit a wide range of patients' dental health. For more information on the science supporting its solutions and the products available, visit the website today.

For more information on Waterpik International, Inc. visit www.waterpik.co.uk. Waterpik products are available on Amazon, in Boots, Costco UK and Superdrug stores across the UK and Ireland.

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