Who wouldn’t like to get a brighter smile, fresher breath and healthier teeth and gums? You can easily do it, with two brand new and innovative products from Waterpik. One is a water flosser so compact you’ll take it with you wherever you go. The other literally brightens your teeth as it flosses.
There’s more to flossing than just looking good and having better breath.
Flossing regularly keeps your teeth and gums healthier. If your gums bleed, know that red, swollen gums that are the first stage of gum disease. If left unchecked, the bacteria-laden tartar and plaque can spread even deeper below the gum line, causing periodontitis and eventually, if left untreated, eventual tooth and bone loss.
And dirty teeth and gums don’t look or smell good– a real turnoff!
Since gum disease has been linked to everything from heart disease and breast cancer to obesity, arthritis, dementia and Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and liver disease and more, it’s a good idea to keep your gums in good shape.
Brushing your teeth can help clean the surfaces of your teeth, but it’s not very effective in getting in-between your teeth and gums where plaque forms.
Water flossing cleans all the tight spaces between the teeth and the gap between the base of the teeth and the gums, getting into the crevices in-between teeth to remove tiny bits of food that get lodged and that you might not see.
The Waterpik Sidekick
New and really nifty is the Waterpik® Sidekick™ Water Flosser. lt works like any other water flosser but it’s approximately just 5″ x 7″ and weighs less than a pound.
The water-reservoir functions as a cover when you’re folding up the unit into it’s compact, collapsible, zippered travel case.
Take it along on vacation or in your tote to the gym, the office, anywhere you want! It is even global voltage compatible (with a converter for the country you’re visiting).
Once assembled (the plug is actually stowed in the main unit — you just pull it out of the base!) the Sidekick™ will give you 60 seconds of flossing on its water reservoir with 5 pressure setting with a sliding pressure control. A swivel handle flosser stylus with a tip gets your teeth and gums clean.
This should be especially attractive to millennials and others who don’t want a lot of “stuff” hanging around, but the health benefits are serious and effective.
Details For The Sidekick:
Our editor’s review sample was white, but Sidekick will have color choices: white with chrome accents, white with rose gold accents, and black with copper accents (I really like this combo)!
Don’t be fooled by the small size. The Sidekick will still remove up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas to keep your teeth and gums healthy!
Sidekick is definitely the newest “cool tool for teeth!”
Get the App
If you’re not tired of downloading more apps onto your phone, you can download a fun “Waterpik® 14 Day Challenge” app (beginning in March 2018) with how-to-use information and motivation to keep flossing.
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Waterpik Whitens Your Teeth
Even more amazing than the Waterpik Sidekick is the Waterpik Water Flosser Whitening Professional.
This Waterpik tooth flosser not only helps to keep teeth and gums healthy, it has a big beauty bonus: there ‘s place inside the top of the handle to add a minty, single-use whitening tablet that effectively removes surface stains while you floss.
The unit comes with 30 of these Whitening Tablets, enough for once a day for a month (refills are a $9.99). I was dubious, but within just a few sessions with this product, my surface stains were completely gone!
But the main reason to use it is for the flossing and massage floss functions that can remove up to 99% of plaque. It also has an on/off switch right on the handle so you can stop flossing and re-start flossing. This is useful as there’s a water reservoir that gives you a full 90 seconds of flossing power.
It also has a dial to adjust the strength of the pulse of the water stream.
I didn’t realize at first I had to turn the button on the flosser stylus to ON to get the water to flow (duh!) But after that, everything was completely intuitive. Choose from a 1 Plaque Seeker Whitening Tip (WPS-100), 1 Orthodontic Whitening Tip (WOD-100) or 2 classic/traditional whitening tips.
The unit is full sized. I love the stylus with the cap that opens for the whitening pellets. I don’t have before and after photos but as a coffee and red wine drinker, I can attest to the fact that the whitening function really works, and does it gently, without chemicals or pricey treatments.
Obviously, anyone can use this, but the stunningly good (but optional) whitening pellets might just be the motivator for those too lazy to floss, to start doing it regularly.
Your unit will include 30 Whitening Tablets, four tips and tip case, and a 3-year warranty. This Waterpik is compatible with 120VAC/60Hz outlets, for use in North America only
*This report was written by Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief, advicesisters.com