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Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser

Posted on February 28, 2013

Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser

Does water make everything better? Slides, yes. Balloons, yes. Basements, no. Beds, not in this decade.  How about flossing?  Whoa, what? Yeah, you heard us correctly: flossing. We at G@H floss regularly (humble brag) and hope that you do too. We would not describe flossing as fun.  Like trimming nose hair, we floss to avoid ruin and promote pleasant relations with romantic interests.  Imagine, though, a better world – one where you enjoyed flossing.

Enter the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser (Click here). We considered analogizing it to a power washer for your teeth, but that description does the Waterpik injustice.  This product packs serious horsepower, up to 90 psi, yet it more resembles an in-mouth Jacuzzi.  It cleans your teeth, massages your gums and leaves your entire mouth with a fresh sensation.  The unit comes with seven attachments, ranging from an orthodontic tip to a tongue cleaner.  We only use the ordinary attachment but invite you to experiment with the others. How effective is the Waterpik?  According to its maker, it is “clinically proven to be up to 50% more effective than traditional dental floss . . . .” We cannot verify this claim.  But, we can confirm that this product dislodges some amazing artifacts from the deep crevasses of your mouth: artifacts that you will be happy to exorcise.

Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser

As to drawbacks, prepare for wetness.  Some people complain that their Waterpik leaks.  With the tank attached properly, it should not.  Nevertheless, the process is a wet one. All that water pumping into your mouth must go somewhere.  Aim for the sink but some water will inevitably land on the countertop, your clothing or the floor.  Additionally, the unit is bulky. Those who abhor countertop clutter may prefer to remain conventional flossers.

Buy a Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser.  Your teeth will thank you.  Your significant other will like you more.  And, your dentist will be impressed, albeit less compensated.

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