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Jan. 1, 2019
Research compares Water Flosser to Air Floss

A study, recently published in The Journal of Clinical Dentistry, demonstrated that the Waterpik Water Flosser is significantly more effective than the Sonicare Air Floss at reducing plaque and gingivitis.

The study was conducted by BioSci Research Canada, Ltd. The source of information contained in this article is Water Pik, Inc., which is based in Fort Collins, Colo. The company said the results of the study support previously published findings that demonstrate the Waterpik Water Flosser is a very effective interdental cleaning device.

During the four-week study, the 82 participating subjects were divided into two groups and provided either the Waterpik Water Flosser or Sonicare Air Floss, plus a manual toothbrush, to use for their daily oral care routine. Clinical results demonstrated that the Waterpik Water Flosser was 80% more effective than Sonicare Air Floss for overall gingivitis reduction and 70% more effective for overall plaque reduction.

“The clinical results speak for themselves; the Waterpik Water Flosser reduces inflammation and removes plaque easily and effectively.” said lead researcher Dr. Naresh C. Sharma. “I found the results of this study to be very useful for practitioners based on the significant difference between the two groups.”

This new research builds upon the existing body of evidence that the Waterpik Water Flosser is easier to use, more effective than traditional dental floss and now, more effective than Air Floss for reducing plaque and gingivitis and improving overall gingival health.

“Virtually everyone can benefit from using a Waterpik Water Flosser,” said Deborah Lyle, Water Pik's director of clinical research. “The Water Flosser is unique in its ability to reduce infection and inflammation by impacting the inflammatory process and reducing the bacterial challenge and thereby reducing the patient’s risk for disease. I’m not aware of any other product that provides the patient the ability to clean deeply interdentally and subgingivally on a daily basis.”

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