Do you recall the feeling after leaving the dentist or hygienist, when you’ve had your teeth polished and cleaned? It’s almost like you have a whole new set of teeth as they just feel so smooth. I’ve gone back to work after a tooth polish grinning like the Cheshire cat because my teeth feel so fresh and clean. It’s a feeling that’s really hard to recreate at home, despite using an electric or sonic toothbrush, and flossing tools of various kinds. That’s until I tried a water flosser.
The idea of a water flosser seemed to alien to me when I first came across it. I mean, how can water have a better effect on cleaning and flossing between than good old manual scrubbing and flossing? It didn’t make a lot of sense to me. However, that’s what a water flosser claims to do. The water flosser I’m showing you here is the Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser.
The idea is that the machine fires a jet stream of water in to the mouth, the pressure of which you can vary. You can easily direct it in between teeth to deep clean them. It’s good for getting between hard to reach areas and teeth that are packed more closely together that you perhaps can’t reach with ordinary floss. It helps to blast away any leftover food debris and also plaque. This results in the smooth clean effect we all love. The pressure is adjustable so that you can go around more delicate areas with ease and work on tougher areas with more force.
The Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser has a built in compartment on the top. This stores the different types of heads you can use with the machine. There’s a tongue scraper, orthodontic tip and pocket tip as well as the regular heads. This means you can deal with any particular problem you might have. That could be braces or open gums from missing teeth. For me, I have two dental implants which need to be cared for just as well as real teeth do. You have to floss around them to ensure the gum stays healthy, and this is giving me peace of mind that I am taking care of those areas as well as I possibly can.
Like a standard electric toothbrush, the water flosser has a two minute timer and shuts off after this time. It also buzzes after every thirty seconds so you know to move on to the next area of your mouth. I’ve really enjoyed using this, and Sean has too. It comes with a pack of four standard heads so the whole family can use it.
The only issues I have with it are that this must be plugged in to a normal plug socket. I can’t use it in my bathroom and have to stand at the kitchen sink. This could be solved though if I bought one of those adaptors which changes ordinary plugs in to shaver plugs to go directly in the plug socket. It is also rather loud, so you can’t use this discreetly! But it is worth it in my opinion. It is also quite a small unit which can be easily packed away in a bathroom cupboard or sat up on a shelf.
Where To Find It
The Sterline Counter Top Water Flosser can be purchased from Amazon here and retails at £39.99.
What do you think of this product? Have you ever used a water flosser?
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