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Oral Health Blog

Read about gum disease, cleaning braces, how tos, water flosser products, and more.

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Sonic-FusionTM Flossing Toothbrush vs. Complete Care Water Flosser with Sonic Toothbrush

Waterpik Product Support   |   January 18, 2022

Learn about the similarities and differences between the SONIC-FUSION flossing toothbrush and the Complete Care water flosser with sonic toothbrush.

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How to Clean Your Teeth At Home

Help Protect Your Oral Health Between Dental Visits

Waterpik Product Support   |   November 25, 2020

Help protect your oral health between dental visits with a clinically proven at-home routine and the right tools.

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How to Use an FSA, HSA, or HRA for Better Dental Health

Waterpik Product Support   |   October 1, 2019

Did you know the WATERPIK water flosser or WATERPIK SONIC-FUSION can be an eligible medical expense? Find out how to use your funds for better dental health.

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My Secret To Better Oral Health

Dr. Desiree Yazdan   |   July 19, 2019

My favorite product on the market is not really a secret, but for oral health it’s been my secret weapon for years. It is the one tool that changed everything for me.

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Arming Yourself To Fight Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

Dr. Chris Strandburg   |   July 8, 2019

Most of us understand that sugar is bad for our teeth. While that is true, it’s actually more than just sugar. Most forms of carbohydrates in your diet (sugars, starches, and complex carbohydrates) can cause cavities. In fact, if you never ate carbs at all, you wouldn’t get cavities!

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You Have The Power To Prevent Dental Disease

Dr. Chris Strandburg   |   June 14, 2019

Most of us can avoid cavities and gum disease with the right habits.

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Learn the Ways of a “Good Gifter”

Waterpik Product Support   |   November 14, 2018

Are you a Bad Gifter? Understanding the psychology behind gifting will help you change your ways, think like a Good Gifter, and choose the right gifts for everyone on your list.

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Millennials: How to Get Rid of Gingivitis at Home

Waterpik Product Support   |   October 16, 2018

To minimize your time in the dentist’s chair, water flossing at home for one minute a day is a smart, easy way to prevent tooth decay & gingivitis.

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Want A Healthy & Bright Smile?

Try the WaterpikTM Whitening Water Flosser

Dr. Chris Strandburg   |   March 28, 2018

The combination of fighting gum disease, removing stains, and giving you fresh breath truly makes the WATERPIK Whitening water flosser the best product on the market.

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WaterpikTM Water Flosser Earns the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance

First product in its class to earn the ADA Seal

Carol Jahn, Director Professional Relations & Educators   |   March 6, 2017

The American Dental Association (ADA) has awarded the WATERPIK water flosser the prestigious ADA Seal of Acceptance.

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Why Use a WaterpikTM Water Flosser? Here are 7 reasons...

Kendall B.   |   January 12, 2017

If you're wondering about the benefits of using a WATERPIK water flosser, here are 7 reasons it is one of the best products for your oral care routine.

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Helpful Tips to Make 2017 Your Healthiest, Happiest Year Yet

Kendall B. & Anna K.   |   January 1, 2017

If you are like the rest of us, your main goals for the New Year are probably focused on getting healthier. We have put together some tips and tricks to start your New Year off strong, and to keep going strong well into the year.

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Countertop vs. Cordless WaterpikTM Water Flosser

Which Water Flosser is Best For You?

Waterpik Product Support   |   December 6, 2016

All WATERPIK water flosser models deliver the clinically proven benefits. But which water flosser is best for you, and how do you choose between countertop models and cordless models?

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Does Flossing with a WaterpikTM Water Flosser Hurt?

Waterpik Product Support   |   August 30, 2016

Have you considered using a WATERPIK water flosser, but thought it might hurt? Actually, water flossing is gentle, soothing, and more effective than string floss!

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How Does a WaterpikTM Water Flosser Work?

Waterpik Product Support   |   July 26, 2016

Are you wondering how you can floss your teeth with water? Watch this demonstration to see what flossing with water is all about!

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Don’t Have Time to Floss? Save Time and Floss in the Shower!

Patti Z.   |   July 12, 2016

Do you have an extra 60 seconds in the shower? The WATERPIK Cordless Express water flosser is waterproof and perfect for flossing in the shower for a healthier smile in half the time.

How Often Should You Use a WaterpikTM Water Flosser?

Patti Z.   |   June 23, 2016

Here are the answers to 3 common questions about how often to use your WATERPIK water flosser.

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Need More from Your Dental Routine? Try Complete Care 9.0

Waterpik Product Support   |   April 21, 2016

Did you know you can transform how you brush your teeth AND enjoy the benefits of water flossing in one convenient device?

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American Dental Association Supports Water Flossing

Why dental professionals are finally letting go of string

Deborah Lyle, RDH, BS, MS   |   September 15, 2015

The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes water flossing as an option to string flossing.

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Does a Water Flosser Really Work?

Have you ever wondered?

Briana R.   |   August 20, 2014

Learn about the results of using a WATERPIK water flosser and watch how it massages your gum tissue, removes food, and breaks up plaque.

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Does the WaterpikTM Water Flosser Remove Plaque? Myth vs. Fact

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS, Senior Professional Relations Manager   |   March 1, 2014

You may have been told that a water flosser cannot remove plaque. But the clinical evidence says something different.

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Dental Floss vs. WaterpikTM Water Flosser: Myth vs. Fact

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS, Senior Professional Relations Manager   |   March 1, 2014

Myth or Fact? The WATERPIK water flosser is helpful, but it does not replace dental floss. Find out what the science and dental professionals have to say.

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Time-Saving Tips in the Shower

Great ways to save time while you shower

Patti Z.   |   July 22, 2013

We have some ideas for multi-tasking while in the shower that can help you save time and beat the morning rush.

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Enjoy the Benefits of a Healthier Smile

Carol Jahn, RDH, MS, Senior Professional Relations Manager   |   August 22, 2012

If you use a sonic toothbrush, you may wonder if you need a water flosser. Yes you do, because brushing is not enough! But you can combine them in one, easy-to-use product.

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Tips for Emergency Dental Care When Traveling

Dr. Fay Goldstep, D.D.S.   |   March 1, 2012

Travel today can be stressful enough. What do you do if you need emergency dental care while you are away from home and your trusted dentist?

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Gift Ideas for the Traveler

Scott H.   |   December 7, 2011

If you or someone you know travels a lot, learn about some great gift ideas and how to maintain your dental health.

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