Our dentists tell us to floss between our teeth at least once a day. But if you're being honest with yourself, how often do you really?
"Although floss is considered the gold standard," tools like water flossers are "also effective at minimizing bacteria growth in between the teeth and under the gum line, and for a lot of people, [they're] easier to use," Donna Wells, an Ottawa-based dental hygienist tells Yahoo Canada.
Water flossers, like the MySmile Cordless Water Flosser, have become a go-to tool for many investing in their dental hygiene routine. To learn why the device has earned thousands of five-star reviews and take advantage of its 46 per cent off sale price on Amazon Canada, check out the details below.
How does it work?
Like string floss, a water flosser helps clean away plaque, bacteria and food debris from between teeth. It uses a gentle stream of pulsating water and works for almost everyone, including those with braces, implants, crowns, bridges or periodontal pockets.
MySmile's cordless water flosser features a 2200-3000 per minute pulse frequency and 50-150 PSI water pressure for a high-power stream. Users can choose between five cleaning modes to match their flossing preference: strong, normal, soft, pulse and child.
Its generous 350mL water tank stores enough liquid for a full-mouth clean and the unit is portable and rechargeable, so you can have healthy teeth and gums wherever you go.
What people are saying
A best-seller on Amazon Canada, the MySmile Cordless Water Flosser has earned thousands of five-star reviews and top marks for value, portability and ease of use.
According to one shopper, the MySmile device is "way better" than similar brands.
"I am shocked by how much better this is" than my previous water flosser, writes one reviewer.
It "holds more water," the battery "lasts longer," there are "more modes," and it has "more little gadgets" than other brands, they say.
It "really purges the gunk out of your gums," and "my teeth are feeling cleaner than they have in a long time," notes another reviewer.
MySmile's Cordless Water Flosser is the "best yet," lauds a third Amazon shopper. Compared to other brands, the MySmile is "by far the most powerful." The reviewer says they "would definitely recommend it" if you're dissatisfied with your current flosser or new to water flossing.
For better or worse, shoppers note that the device is "deceptively powerful" and may not be ideal for those with sensitive gums.
It's "too powerful even on the lowest setting," according to one reviewer.
If you're looking to kick your oral hygiene up a notch, Amazon reviewers recommend checking out this "deceptively powerful" cordless water flosser from MySmile. With more than 5,200 five-star reviews singing its praises, shoppers say it's "way better" than other brands and note that it "really purges the gunk out of your gums." However, the water flosser may not be ideal for those with sensitive gums, something to be aware of when placing your order.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.