Waterpik: HSA Eligibility
What is Water Pik?
Water Pik is a brand that specializes in products for oral health. Their most well known product is the Water Flosser, which is a tool for helping you floss. Research shows that half of all American adults have gum disease and a lot of it is attributed a lack of flossing habits. String floss can be difficult and time consuming to use so the Water Flosser allows someone to point the flosser tip between the teeth and gumline and let it do the work (Waterpik).
What are some advantages of using Waterpik?
It only takes a minute a day to use the Water Flosser, making it easy to improve oral health without too much effort and still enjoy a clean, fresh mouth. The Waterpik Water Flosser is effective in removing any plaque and debris stuck between the teeth and below the gumline, where you can't reach with traditional brushing and flossing. The results are clinically proven to be 50% more effective than string floss and up to 80% more effective than Sonicare Air Floss, a different model, for improving gum health.
What does flossing help to prevent?
Even though there is not instant gratification with flossing, flossing does about 40% of the work needed to remove bacteria, or plaque, from your teeth. Plaque generates acid which work to cause cavities, irritate your gums, and could lead to gum disease. Gum disease can ruin the aesthetics of your mouth by eating away at gums and teeth, and even attack the bones that support your teeth. Flossing helps cleans 2 of the 5 surfaces that a tooth has (WebMD).