When my husband was younger he had horrible dental problems. As a result, he now has a mouth full of fillings, crowns, and assorted other dental problems. He is absolutely religious about his oral care now that he is an adult. He flosses daily to make sure his teeth stay as healthy as they can. I think he is afraid of having to eat mashed potatoes and pudding for the rest of his life if his teeth fall out! I, on the other hand, have not been so good about flossing and now that my daughter has braces I want to make sure that the entire family is on board to ensure our dental health for years to come. WHY? Because not only does flossing help keep your teeth healthy, it actually improves life expectancy since it decreases your likelihood of gum AND heart disease. When I was given the opportunity to work with Waterpik to try out their water flossers I knew this was the perfect opportunity to get the whole family started on better oral health! If you aren’t familiar with Waterpik, here is some information about them from their website:
Water Pik, Inc. has been a leader in developing innovative personal and oral healthcare products for the entire family since 1962. Over the years, we have acquired more than 500 patents, and our products have been recognized for award-winning design and technology.
I was sent two different units to try out with my family, including the Complete Care Water Flosser system and the Water Flosser for Kids . Waterpik.® Complete Care is more effective for plaque removal and improved gum health than just brushing and using regular floss. Waterpik’s Complete Care system combines a superior Water Flosser and a Sonic Toothbrush in one product. It is up to 70% more effective than Sonicare® FlexCare. Since the toothbrush and flosser are combined in one system you only use one plug and save on counter space.
I love that Waterpik has thought to create a ‘fun’ looking water flosser for kids! The Waterpik water flosser for kids comes in a fun green color with stickers that they can use to personalize it however they would like. There are ‘boy’ themed and ‘girl’ themed stickers and since I have one of each we decided to decorate it with a few of each! My daughter’s braces make it really hard for her to floss and those little flossing ‘sticks’ just don’t work very well. My son will be getting braces in the next couple of months and he also inherited my husband’s bad teeth so we really need to get on board with the flossing! Having a Waterpik water flosser should be a great way to encourage them to spend more time on their oral health!
The Waterpik® Water Flosser For Kids is an easy and more effective way for kids to floss but it is also FUN. Most of the time my kids just run in and out of the bathroom, barely taking time to run a toothbrush over their teeth. I have tried timers and telling them to sing the alphabet song in their head to get them to stay at the sink longer. When they were little we tried those brushes that played songs while they brushed and they weren’t supposed to stop until it was done. Well, none of these things worked and they still just zipped out of the bathroom without doing a great job. When I showed them the Waterpik water flosser for kid, they were thrilled to try it out!
Waterpik water flosser for kids!
By ensuring my kids learn good habits NOW, I am hoping that they will have good oral health when they are adults. Not only because I want them to avoid the cavities, root canals and crowns that my husband has had to suffer through but because hopefully it will help them maintain better overall health as well.
If you would like to purchase a Waterpik for yourself or your children, you can save some money with these coupons! Choose either $10 off the purchase of a Complete Care System or $10 off the purchase of the kids Water Flosser.
Remember, brushing alone is not enough to keep your teeth healthy! The Waterpik Complete Care System is up to 159% more effective vs. manual brushing because it offers a superior combination of water flossing and sonic brushing! The water flosser for kids is up to 3x as effective as flossing and 1000x more fun! Don’t forget the Back to School Savings: Get a $10 Savings coupon when you “Like” Water Pik on Facebook
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