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Well, today I had a hygienist appointment with Bridget at Kerry Hamilton’s….and a got a great report!!
I had NO bleeding spots on my gums and my gums were in a healthier condition, and I had way less plaque.
Bridget said I don’t have to come as often!!!…YES!!
I just love the water flosser – it is brilliant!!
I’m thinking about a portable one as I missed mine when we were away for a week….couldn’t wait to get home and use it!
My son had just had braces fitted a couple of weeks ago and was really struggling with flossing taking up to five minutes to try to thread the floss through just one tooth! I showed him how to use the Aquapick, and then it was his turn (on lowest power setting). At that point, I realised just how much food deposit became entangled in his braces after a meal. The look on his face was almost like I’d given him an early Christmas present! He is now one very happy boy and the maintenance and care of his braces have no longer become a real chore and something he dreads. In fact, he has become very keen to use it and keep using it! I did give it a bit of a test by using it to remove debris from 2 or 3 of the usual teeth which trap food especially after a meal of red meat. I used the Aquapick and then checked to see if the traditional dental floss netted any further trapped meat. To my amazement, I can say there wasn’t a skerrick of debris left in there!!
I was so impressed.
I ordered my Aquapick at a hygienist conference. Charlotte (7) had just had her palatal expansion plate put in. She loved using the Aquapick every night to clean around the inside of the plate, and it looked so clean once she had. She had no issues with bleeding or sensitive gingival tissues as a result, seeing there was minimal plaque retention and the area was well aerated via water irrigation. She wore braces for 18 months and the Aquapick ensured she had no demineralisation of her enamel, she was able to keep her braces very clean, again with minimal gingival inflammation. She continues to use her Aquapick now as it’s become part of her nightly dental routine and her younger sister Emily (6) is using it too, in place of flossing. They have no fillings to date, have very good plaque control and healthy mouths. The benchtop unit sits nicely next to the sink and the small handle is easy for their smaller hands to grip. They each have their own coloured nozzle which sits in their own little holder. I would strongly recommend anyone who has a child going through expensive orthodontic treatment, invest in an Aquapick to ensure their child’s oral health is not compromised as a result. The ongoing benefits will be realised when their braces are removed, and they continue to use water irrigation to supplement their brushing, which is the gold standard of oral health care from a Hygienists point of view.