The Best Water Flosser Choice
Is the water flosser with the highest pressure the best choice?
Your Google search is “which water flosser has the highest pressure”. There is a problem with that approach as most of them have more pressure than is necessary or what we consider safe. You may end up making your gum disease worse.
Studies have proven the benefits of adding water flossing to your daily oral health routine. Water flossers do an excellent job of removing food particles and some plaque from between your teeth and below the gum line. Even with that fact you should be careful when using one especially if you have gum disease.
If you have been diagnosed with Periodontal Disease your gums have started to detach from the base of your teeth. The last thing you need is a high pressure stream of water assisting in this detachment and creating a deeper pocket.
Are you using a Perio tip? STOP! Manufacturers who include Perio tips instruct users to only use them on the lowest pressure setting. Most people are unaware of that guidance or have been manipulated into thinking that the higher the pressure, the healthier their gums will be.
Most flossers deliver 100 to 120 PSI at the highest pressure setting. The only water flossers we recomment are water flossers that utilize Xylitol. They are designed to deliver 80 to 90 PSI. At this pressure level most people’s experience will be comfortable which will encourage daily use. Studies have proven that this is a safe level that will not create more damage or push bacteria deeper into the gum pocket.
Studies have proven the benefits of adding Xylitol toothpaste, gum, mints to your day. The Plaque Bacteria that creates the damage by excreting acid absorbs the Xylitol and cannot metabolize it. The result is this bacteria starve to death.
The better approach is a gentle approach. Allow your gums to heal by minimizing the cause of the gum recession with Xylitol rich toothpaste and Xylitol water flosser tablets. They weaken and eliminate most of the Plaque Bacteria. You will be able to gently brush any Plaque away without excessive pressure.
When you decide to purchase a flosser or replace the unit you have, you will want to search for Xylitol water flosser. You will find a variety of options available. There are flossers that are quieter models, some with UV storage compartments and also units that are cordless for travel.