Water Flosser Recommendations

We highly recommend the use of a water flosser to help clean around your implants.

What is a Water Flosser?

A water flosser is an oral health appliance designed for dental care at home around your teeth and implants.

The targeted stream of water removes plaque, food particles, and bacteria in a way that’s more effective, more comfortable, and easier than traditional floss. The pulsating action also stimulates gum tissue for added health benefits.

Why Choose a Water Flosser?

If you do not like floss, do not floss often, or find floss hard to use, a water flosser can be the answer.

  • Many people find water flossing easier and more pleasant than using string floss, and they may floss more often as a result.
  • Gum disease prevention and treatment is another reason to use a water flosser. Waterpik® Water Flossers are clinically proven to reduce gingivitis, remove plaque, and improve gum health.
  • Water flossers are especially useful for cleaning bridges, crowns, and dental implants.
  • Water flossers are helpful for people with dexterity issues, such as arthritis, who find traditional flossing difficult.

Water Flossing Guide

The correct technique is the key. You do not need to look in the mirror or hold your mouth open wide. To use a water flosser:

  1. place the flosser tip in your mouth,
  2. close your lips most of the way,
  3. lean over the sink,
  4. with the power on low to medium setting,
  5. hold the tip at a 90-degree angle as you floss along the gumline and between your teeth and implants,
  6. spend 3 seconds per implant site,
  7. allow the water to empty from your mouth into the sink

Listed below are our recommendations for Countertop and Cordless Waterpik Water Flossers:

Countertop Water Flosser comparison chart
Cordless Water Flosser comparison chart

The Waterpik Water Flossers come with specialized tips that are especially effective for use with dental implants.

Our Favorite Tips

***These tips can be used on the above-recommended water piks.

Waterpik® Plaque Seeker™ Tip (PS-100E)

Waterpik® Plaque Seeker™ Tip (PS-100E)

The Plaque Seeker™ Tip is designed to provide the benefits of pulsating water using three thin tufts of bristles to access stubborn plaque around implants, crowns, bridges, veneers, and other areas that are especially susceptible to plaque accumulation.

Waterpik® Implant Denture Tip (DT-100E)

Waterpik® Implant Denture Tip (DT-100E)

The Implant Denture Tip is specifically designed to access areas that are unreachable with other tips to clean fixed implant bridges and dentures.

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