Before and After: Water Flosser vs. Electric Flosser

Before and After: Water Flosser vs. Electric Flosser

Flaus Admin
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If you’re anything like us, you love a good before and after moment — especially when it involves #Reciepts and a healthy smile. So to show our love for oral health, we’ve decided to compare two beloved dental companions: The water flosser and the electric flosser.

Which flossing buddy is better, you ask? We’ve got you covered. Read on as we explore the water flosser and electric flosser to discover which dental tool reigns supreme. Are you ready?

Let’s dive in!

What’s a Water Flosser?

Gone are the days of wax-treated nylon strands wrapped around tiny spools that sit humbly next to the bathroom sink. When looking to unstuck pieces of stuck food particles from your smile, the coveted water flosser is a solid choice, but what exactly is this popular dental device?

In short, a water flosser — aka “water pick” or “oral pulsating irrigator” — is an oral health apparatus that includes a water reservoir, motor with pump, and special water flosser tip. They provide a form of flossing that doesn’t involve a piece of string getting up close and personal with tight spaces between teeth.

Is a Water Flosser Like That Thing at the Dentist’s Office? (Hint: Kind Of)

Yes, a water flosser is kinda like that thing at the dentist’s office, but it’s made user-friendly for those of us without a dental degree to use safely at home. So, how does it work?

Using a focused stream of water, a water flosser washes away food debris, bacteria, and plaque. Many folks find the water flosser’s pressurized stream of H2O easier to control and gentler on gums than traditional string floss, but according to experts, it’s not recommended to replace traditional flossing with water flossing. Why?

Because while a water flosser can aid in the reduction of bacteria, it doesn’t generally remove visible film on teeth. In other words, if you think you can toss your floss for a water flosser — think again.

Are Water Flossers Good for the Planet?

Okay, so water flossing might not work as well as flossing with traditional string floss, but unlike the latter, water flossers are nice to Mother Earth.

You see, typical dental floss is made from nylon and is packaged in a plastic container. While you may discard just an itty-bitty portion of dental floss after each flossing sesh, all of those small strands of dental floss add up once they’re placed in landfills along with their plastic cases. Flossers with plastic handles are even worse for our planet, since the plastic handle is discarded after each use.

So, if you’re looking to boost your oral health care routine without causing harm to the environment, a water flosser is a good choice.

Do Water Flossers Get Rid of All the Gunk?

This is the before, and after moment we’ve all been waiting for — do water flossers effectively get all the gunk out, or are these dental tools nothing but hype?

As mentioned previously, water flossers aren’t generally able to remove all film and plaque from teeth.

Should You Put This in Your Mouth?

There are a lot of things that you shouldn’t put in your mouth — but the water flosser isn’t one of them.

For a deep cleanse that leaves your teeth squeaky clean, water flossing is a smart choice. After all, have you peeped those pics above? Just be sure to follow up with your handy-dandy string floss, as it’s generally accepted that there’s no substitute for traditional flossing.

What’s an Electric Flosser?

New to the world of electric flossing? Well, you’re in for a treat! These increasingly popular dental tools work by removing icky plaque biofilm that’s lodged between tight teeth.

Although these flossers can vary from brand to brand, they usually contain a floss-like string that’s vibrated rapidly between the teeth to remove stubborn debris where your toothbrush can’t.

In theory, an electric flosser is similar to an electric toothbrush and is designed to make flossing much easier for those who struggle with traditional flossing. Plus, unlike traditional flossing, it doesn’t involve shoving germy fingers inside your mouth (unless you’re into that kind of thing).

Water Flosser vs. Electric Flosser: Which Gives Better Oral?

We’ll be honest — both dental tools give great *ahem* oral, but in terms of flossing, the electric flosser comes out on top.

While water flossers do a fantastic job of washing away food particles by shooting a gentle stream of H2O between your teeth, they can’t replicate the repetitive scraping motion of string floss that removes tartar-causing plaque that can eventually lead to gum disease.

Electric flossers, on the other hand, work by using gentle sonic vibrations to move quickly and gently between tight teeth to prevent potential oral health issues as well as eliminate some of the manual work required during flossing.

In other words, an electric flosser can replace your grandma’s traditional string floss — a water flosser cannot.

Is Your Dentist a Fan of Electric Flossers?

You betcha. Unlike water flossing, electric flossing effectively removes plaque, bacteria, and debris between teeth, making this oral companion a favorite among dentists everywhere!

Of course, electric flossing can’t replace a good ol’ brushing with a trusty toothbrush, but when used as a part of your daily dental routine, you’ll notice a whiter, brighter, and healthier smile in no time.

How Long Does the Flaus Battery Last?

There are many electric flossers available on the market, but if you’re looking for the best one with a long battery life, look no further and check out Flaus.

Say “see ya never” to those endless streams of disposable string and single-use plastic floss picks and “hello” to our reusable flosser, which is USB-C chargeable, waterproof, and has a one-month battery life to boot.

Is Flaus Earth-Friendly?

Most floss is made out of non-biodegradable material, meaning more landfill time. But it doesn’t stop there — floss tends to get swept up in the disposal process, where it ultimately ends up in the ocean. And like other plastics, floss can end up suffocating helpless marine animals or make its way into their tiny stomachs, where it often stays for years, causing serious health issues.

Basically, what we’re trying to say here is that traditional string floss is no friend to the environment (or cute sea animals) — but electric flossers like Flaus are.

Doctor developed and kind to the planet, our eco-friendly electric flosser doesn’t only make flossing as quick and easy as brushing your teeth, but it’s as gentle on the earth as it is on your gums, too!

In a world of flossibilities, why not be a friend to the planet?

Water Flosser vs. Electric Flaus-er: Do We Have a Winner?

This has been a pretty close battle in determining which dental tool is superior, but when it boils down to the ultimate flossing companion, the increasingly popular electric flosser simply can’t be beaten — especially if you’re up against the world’s first planet-friendly electric flosser: Flaus.

Designed by a team of dental and engineering experts, Flaus uses up to 10,000 sonic vibrations per minute to move gently and quickly between tight teeth, removing stubborn plaque and debris where your trusty toothbrush can’t and massaging your gums along the way.

Unlike traditional dental string, Flaus is a friend to the environment and doesn’t involve sticking your fingers (and uninvited germs) into your mouth to floss. Plus, with our smart LED light-up function, you can track your daily process and earn yourself some gold stars.

Ready to put your morals where your mouth is? Check us out today and get Flaussin’!

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