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13-07-2007, 01:05   #1
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Water Jet Flossing instead of traditional Dental Floss

Has anyone here tried any of the water jet flossers instead of using traditional dental floss?

Such as these...
http://www.amazon.com/Waterpik-WP-10.../dp/B000GLRREU
http://cgi.ebay.com/WATER-CORDLESS-O...QQcmdZViewItem
test of water jet flosser...
http://www.dentist.net/waterpik-article.asp

They are supposed to be more effective than traditional dental floss, but I find it difficult to believe that a water jet would be more effective at flossing than actually getting a piece of dental floss in between the teeth...

Are they really better than traditional dental floss? Thanks!
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13-07-2007, 12:07   #2
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Is it just me or does water jet flossing sounds like some weird sexual practice?
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13-07-2007, 15:01   #3
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Is it just me or does water jet flossing sounds like some weird sexual practice?
Trust you to think of that first!!
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Interesting. I'd be willing to try them out anyway. Normal dental floss freaks me out.
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13-07-2007, 20:37   #5
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"Water jet is clinically proven to be up to 93-percent more effective than flossing"

Hmm, I'd want to see this 'clinical proof' before I shelled out. Still, I do hate flossing, and I'd say using one of these might be less of a pain in the ass.
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13-07-2007, 21:54   #6
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I've asked on a specialist dental forum and they've informed me that they may be very good for gums. (But then so may a good quality electric toothbrush with suitable attachment).

They've informed me they wouldn't be so good for between the teeth and regular dental floss may well be better than these water jet flossers.

There's also this which is an electric flosser...
http://www.oralb.com/uk/products/flo...l/hummingbird/
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Waterpik!

I still want one


flossing is indeed a pain the jo mollix!!

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the infamous Waterpik
Infamous?
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Infamous?
i really dont kno y I said that......
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