Good news: Studies show the Waterpik® dental water jet oral irrigator works as well as dental floss.

A study at the University of Nebraska found that adding a dental water jet to toothbrushing was up to 93% more effective at improving gum health than traditional brushing and flossing. Whether they used a manual toothbrush or a sonic-powered toothbrush, adding the dental water jet improved their ability to reduce bleeding, gingivitis, and plaque, the common signs of gum disease.

Since 1962, the Waterpik® dental water jet oral irrigator has been helping people improve their oral health. Its impressive record for safety and effectiveness has been evaluated in more than 50 studies in over 25 independent and university-based research centers. It is clinically proven to reduce the signs of gum disease even in people with braces, implants, crowns, bridges, and diabetes.