My Secret To Better Oral Health
A History of Dental Health Challenges
“Open wide,” he said as he continued drilling, water flying everywhere, down my throat, onto the side of my face, the sound of the drill ringing through my brain. It seemed like every time I went in to see my dentist I had some kind of an issue.
Fast forward to now. Having a career as a cosmetic dentist, I understand the exact reason why I always had problems when I was younger. It was because I wasn’t taking care of my teeth properly. Even when I tried. Brushing several times a day, flossing every day, it just wasn’t enough.
One day, my hygienist was cleaning my teeth and she actually asked me, “Do you floss?” I was kind of shocked by the question. Of course I floss. I’m a dentist! In fact, I floss several times a day, and I know how to actually use floss correctly.
So when I asked her why, she said, “Well, I have been cleaning your teeth every 3 months, and your gums are always bleeding more than normal.” It was a huge red flag to me. What else could I possibly do? I have access to the best dental care, I have access to the best products, and I was actually doing everything correctly… so I had to take it one step further.
Discovering My Favorite Dental Health Tool
Today, I am often asked what my favorite products and tools are. As my patients come and go each day, I can empathize with them because I know exactly what they are going through. Some of them just don’t know how to care for their teeth, while others are giving it their best shot, trying every product on the market, and not seeing results.
Well if you want to know what my favorite product on the market is… it’s the Waterpik® Water Flosser. Although it’s not really a secret, it’s been my secret weapon for years. It is the one tool that changed everything for me.
After that cleaning where my hygienist questioned me, I took home a Water Flosser. I began using it daily, and at my next cleaning appointment, SURPRISE! I no longer had bleeding gums, I had way less plaque buildup, and my hygienist was very happy.
Finally, I had solved my problems. I was hooked on my Water Flosser after that. So much so that I actually reached out to the Waterpik team. I had them in my office to learn more about the products they offer. Besides the fact that I love their selection of products, I have also read and analyzed their studies, have been very impressed by how much plaque the Water Flosser removes, have seen how much it can help save teeth and dental work, and I have personally and professionally seen a huge difference in the oral health of my patients who have taken one home and used it regularly.
What is a Waterpik® Water Flosser?
It’s a small device that you fill with water (I use warm water because I have sensitive teeth). When you turn it on, it uses a stream of water that cleans hard-to-reach places like below your gumline and between your teeth. When I realized what an incredible tool this was, I began recommending it to all of my patients. One by one they would come into my office after using the Water Flosser for some time, and rave about how great it felt. Not only that, but I noticed huge improvements in their dental health.
It’s a known fact that plaque buildup and poor oral hygiene can lead to infections in the mouth and throughout the body. And it’s not your fault that some areas of your teeth are harder to keep clean than others.
That’s why using a Waterpik® Water Flosser is so important. It gets into all those hard-to-reach areas and flushes out the plaque and debris with the pulsating stream of water. This is especially important if you have dental work like implants, bridges, crowns, and veneers because they tend to attract and trap more bacteria and are even harder to keep clean.
I also love this tool because it’s so simple to use. I know that as I’m using it, I’m not only cleaning the front surfaces of my teeth, but also down underneath my gums and in between my teeth where food gets stuck and plaque builds up.
An Investment in Better Oral Health
As a patient, the Waterpik® Water Flosser is one of the best tools you can invest in for your teeth. Not only will it help keep your teeth free of decay, it will also help lower your dental bills! When you don’t have to fill cavities or redo fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers because you’re keeping your teeth clean, you will be glad you chose the Waterpik® Water Flosser.
So now the mystery is solved. You know my secret, and you know my absolute favourite tool on the market!