These days, almost everyone wants to take care of their physical appearance. This is why there has been a rise in people becoming both vegan and gluten-free, as they are more concerned about where their food comes from and how it’s being made. On top of that, physical exercise has been at the forefront of a lot of school programs and at a lot of companies, because of the rise of obesity. People are more concerned with living healthier lives to feel more energized and to live a longer life.
It has been said that the way you look on the outside and take care of yourself directly reflects how you feel on the inside. If you take care of yourself and feel good about the way you look, you are more than likely to feel more confident; this is going to help you achieve better personal relationships, better working conditions, and feel like you’ve never felt before. One of the biggest factors to success is a winning smile, showing that you have taken the time to put thought and care into your teeth.
Taking care of your teeth is so important for ridding your mouth of any bacteria that can further lead to health problems, and cost you a great deal more of money. Today we are going to look at the Waterpik Complete Care Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush, one of the most elite toothbrushes on the market today, that has been hailed as one of the best to take care of your teeth. But is it worth the more expensive price than a regular toothbrush? Is it going to make a huge difference?
Why should you take care of your teeth?
First off, let’s discuss why you should even bother spending the time or money trying to find a great oral hygienic product. Taking care of your teeth should be of primary importance for everyone. This involves brushing your teeth in the morning and at night, but even more importantly, flossing as well. This removes built up food and bacteria around the mouth area and creates shiny teeth. Yellow teeth are an immediate turn off for most people, and if you don’t take care of your teeth, this is going to be the result.
Even more of a turnoff, whether in a job interview or on a date, is bad breath. Bad breath is caused by food spoiling between the teeth and at the back of your mouth. If you are a cigarette smoker or a coffee drinker, or both, it is crucial that you take the steps to clean your mouth and improve your breath. Bad breath pushes people away and does harm to you both on emotional and professional levels. You will be astounded the change in your personal and work environment once you start taking care of your teeth.
Further, if you let your teeth go and give up taking care of them, this is going to lead to a lot more money needing to be spent down the road. By not cleaning your teeth, this can lead to toothaches, nerve damage, gingivitis and root canals, to name just a few. The nerves in the teeth are very sensitive, and if you’ve never had a toothache before, believe us when we say they are extremely painful. You are going to want to get rid of the pain at the dentist, and this is going to cost you a small fortune, especially if it’s a root canal or even worse. Save your teeth and save your money, by simply taking the time to brush and floss your teeth.
Many people brush their teeth as they believe it is the most important thing to do, and they forget about flossing their teeth. Did you know that it is just as important if not more important to floss than to brush your teeth? It is in between the teeth that food gets caught, and while brushing is important, most of the time flossing can get rid of that extra plaque near the gums. If you don’t floss, this can lead to loosening of the gums and making them more sensitive to food, or cold or hot drinks. When the gums begin to loosen, teeth are more likely to start falling out. No one wants their adult teeth to fall out, so brace down and start flossing. It is only going to take a few minutes of your time, and will improve the quality of your teeth.
The main Waterpik product we will look at is the Waterpik Complete Care Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush, also known as the WP-900. Out of all Waterpik products, this is one of their most famous models. The main reason for this is because of its incredible features that combines the power of brushing your teeth with the effectiveness of flossing. For all that comes with the WP-900, it is reasonably priced and competitive with other products of the same sort. However, it is still a financial investment that is more expensive than just a pack of floss and a toothbrush you can get off the shelves. So, does the flosser really offer that much more to justify the price you will pay?
First off, the Waterpik WP-900 is one device that comes with various options to clean your teeth. The main goal of both the flosser and the sonic toothbrush is to remove all plaque and leftover debris that is hidden between the teeth and below the gum line. When you brush, or floss your teeth, there are the spots that you usually can’t get to and effectively clean. When these spots in your mouth build up without cleaning, this can lead to root canals and loss of gum strength. When this happens, it can cost you a lot more money, can be very painful, and result in bad breath and overall being uncomfortable.
The reservoir that contains the water that will run through the Waterpik device, providing more than 90 seconds of water capacity to last for an entire flossing cycle. The toothbrush is equipped with sonic technology that moves the bristles at a 25% faster pace than many of the other leading providers of sonic toothbrushes.
One of the biggest pet peeves of a lot of people is that these devices are far too bulky and take up too much space. The Waterpik WP-900 only requires one outlet, and has a design with saving counter space in mind in your bathroom. In terms of outlets, it has been built to be compatible with a 120VAC/60Hz outlet, meaning it can only be used within North America. The Waterpik system combines the use of water pressure and pulsing to clean deeply and effectively. This removes harmful bacteria that tends to build up in the mouth. It is also perfect to use for anyone who has implants, crowns, periodontal pockets, or braces. Braces also can lead to even more buildup of bacteria due to difficulty cleaning below them. The Waterpik system is one of the best on the market to get rid of this problem.
To use the system, simply fill the reservoir with water, point the tip of the water flosser at your gum line and begin flossing. If you have sensitive teeth it is crucial that you don’t use extremely cold water as this is going to have painful effects and diminish your comfort level. Make sure you use warm water (not hot) or even mouthwash for added comfort or sensitive gums.
For one competitively priced product, the Waterpik WP-900 Complete Care Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush comes with the system itself, a premium hard-sided travel case for a toothbrush, 2 classic jet tips, 1 plaque seeker tip, 1 orthodontic tip, 1 Pik pocket tip, 1 standard brush head, and 1 compact brush head. For all of these tips, there is additional storage that can hold up to 5 additional accessories. This allows you quick access when you need to swap out a head, and keeps the items you will put in your mouth away from any dust or debris in the bathroom.
Dentists have proven that the Waterpik WP-900 can remove up to 99.9 percent of plaque on the areas that you choose to treat. As well, it has been proven that it is 50% more effective in improving the health of your gums, than doing it the regular way using string floss. As for the sonic toothbrush, it is an astoundingly 159% more effective way of improving the health of your gums than a manual toothbrush can.
With any Waterpik product, they have a fantastic 30-day money back guarantee if you do not feel that you are seeing results.
As laid out before, the Waterpik comes with four various tips to place onto the water flosser. Below are laid out the tips and what they can offer you:
- The classic jet tip—This one is the best for general use on the gums, use it the most frequently and twice a day if you can
- The plaque seeker tip—This one is the best if you have implants, bridges, crowns, or also for just a general clean. This comes with an added plaque removal technology that reaches areas that are traditionally difficult to clean
- The orthodontic tip—This one has been primarily made for people with braces, although it can also be used generally. It is up to 3X more effective than using a string floss to remove plaque around braces.
- The Pik pocket tip—This is the best for periodontal pockets and cleaning out furcations. It can gently deliver medicament and rise at the deepest points below the gum line.
On the handle of this device is a way to control the water pressure easily. There are 10 pressure settings to choose from, depending on the type of clean you want. There is also a two-year warranty in case any of the parts become defective. The unit measures 7.5” by 9” by 9.2” and weighs a small 3.2 pounds, so, it is easy to pack away for a trip or if you are in the moving process.
- Both the Waterpik and the sonic toothbrush work great
- They are proven to clean teeth more thoroughly
- For one great price, comes with a lot of additional tools
- Great storage space for additional heads
- Takes up a small amount of space
- Can be used for various types of teeth
- Easy to use
- Can easily be used with braces
- Reaches deep gums
- Dentists recommend
- After a year, the battery will slowly start to weaken
- Slightly messy when using it, water splashes everywhere
The Waterpik Complete Care Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush is one of the best tools on the market today for healthy cleaning of the teeth, including both flossing and brushing. It has been proven by clinicians that it is a more effective way to take care of your teeth and reach places that are extremely difficult to get to.
That being said, the only major con of this product is the battery life over time. The sonic toothbrush and the water flosser charge when put on the machine itself, and it has been seen that over the duration of a couple years, as with many technological products, the battery begins to diminish. This can be frustrating, especially if you want it to last you the longest time possible.
When it is working and the batteries are charged, you are going to see quite the difference in your teeth while using this Waterpik product.