Waterpik vs. Floss? (Aquarius Professional Water Flosser)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.

Ughhhhhhh, I hate all things related to teeth. Every time I go to the dentist I want to ask WHYYY would you choose such a profession?! It baffles me. But I’m thankful they’re there 😉 Needless to say, I’m terrible about actually visiting the dentist. Now that we have kids, I want to set a good example for them… they’re totally in the “monkey see, monkey do” stage and they both want to be just like Mommy. We all brush our teeth together (who know it’d be a fun family event? haha) and they’ve seen me floss, but not often enough. I’ll admit it.

Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but I’ve definitely noticed problems with my gums lately. Teeth issues run in my family, but I’ve been lucky so far (knock on wood). A couple of cavities, but never braces or anything major. If I don’t take good enough care of my teeth and gums though, I start to feel it. I get sensitivity that I notice when I eat sweets and I know it’s my gum line. Time to floss!!!

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Ryan, my 4-year-old, thinks the Waterpik water flosser is just awesome. I haven’t let him try mine, but Waterpik has a kids water flosser (and a $10 off coupon) so I think we need it! I mean, if he’s SO excited about cleaning his teeth, let’s do it! Start ’em young, for sure. And I’ll be honest, it IS fun to use. Way better than floss.

The Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser isn’t just easy, it’s also more effective—50% more than string floss!—and it’s proven to remove up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas in 3 seconds.

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Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser

There are 7 different tips with this Waterpik water flosser (and you can buy others). I mainly use classic tip (it comes with 3), but have also tried Plaque Seeker and Pik Pocket so far. You fill the little tank with water (love the compact size of the whole thing) and make sure you don’t turn it on until the tip is in your mouth! I actually took the tip OUT of my mouth when I was done the first time and gave my face a little shower, too 😉 Didn’t make that mistake again, haha.

You can adjust the pressure—I like mine around the middle because if I go higher than that I focus too much on the water spraying rather than cleaning my gum line (but I’m sure I’ll get better)! It also stops very briefly at 30 seconds and at 1 minute so you know you’ve thoroughly cleaned the top and bottom. At high pressure, it’ll use most of the water in the tank… at my spot near the middle, I have about a quarter of the tank left at the 1-minute mark.

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It’s just SO easy to use and that’s a MUST when I’m doing a “chore,” which flossing is to me. I don’t even view this as flossing though and after brushing I just pick this up and in 1 minute I’m done. TIPS from another newbie: use semi-warm water! The first time I used it, I didn’t think about it and filled it cold. Eeek, it didn’t feel so great on my sensitive gum line! Also, make sure you’re leaning over the sink so the water falls there instead of on you. Don’t be in your best shirt for the day 😉 You’ll get used to the feeling of letting the water flow in and out of your mouth (I swallowed some before I got used to it). I’ve definitely noticed less sensitivity since starting to use the Waterpik a couple of weeks ago and I love the clean feeling afterwards!

WANT TO GET YOUR OWN?! Of course you do! You guys, there’s even one that you put in your SHOWER. Now how easy would that be?! There’s a travel flosser, cordless water flossers (btw, I had no problem with the length of cord on mine!), and a few options for countertop water flossers like mine.

Waterpik water flosser

Get the Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser for $79.99 and use the code FREESHIPWP660 for free shipping on any Waterpik product purchased through the site. Valid until March 31, 2014!

How often do you floss your teeth? BE HONEST!

~This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.
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