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Compendium
May 2019
Volume 40, Issue 5

Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® Flossing Toothbrush: A Multifaceted Dental Hygiene Device

For Julie Csoke, RDH, an independent professional educator on behalf of Water Pik, Inc., simplifying at-home dental care for patients is crucial, as it is an integral part of maintaining healthy teeth. As a dental hygienist for the past three decades, she has seen the results of requiring patients to use a multitude of devices for oral care, and how it can frustrate them and, in turn, negatively impact their oral health.

"As a dental professional, the most important goal is helping patients achieve the best possible oral health," Csoke says. She acknowledges that when it comes to disease prevention, dexterity and compliance can be issues for many patients. "If we want to be sure patients will clean between their teeth, it's essential to recommend a product that is clinically effective, as well as easy and convenient to use. Many new products and technologies have made it easier for patients to maintain optimal oral health and support the dental hygienist's hard work," she remarks.

At the top of the list of advancements, in Csoke's opinion, is the Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® flossing toothbrush. The Sonic-Fusion, she says, allows users to effectively brush and water floss at the same time, virtually eliminating the need for multiple dental devices. "Patients can no longer say they don't have time to floss," she states wryly. The Sonic-Fusion simplifies flossing for users, as string flossing, she attests, can be a very technique-sensitive process that people often perform inadequately.

The small, compact head of the Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrush allows for easier access to areas that are hard to reach with traditional floss. Additionally, the unit's reservoir is large enough to provide a full minute of water flossing, yet the device requires a minimal amount of counter space, Csoke says.

The Sonic-Fusion is the only flossing toothbrush on the market today, according to Csoke. "At first, I was unsure about water flossing with a toothbrush head," she admits. "However, in using it, I found it delivers the same focused sprays as traditional tips." She notes that she particularly likes using it midday between meals, a time she wouldn't normally be flossing.

The Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrush can be especially beneficial for orthodontic patients, Csoke points out. "It is often a struggle to get orthodontic patients to brush regularly, and it is even more of a hurdle to get them to use floss threaders under their brackets everyday," she observes. Since these patients are now able to both brush and water floss at the same time, they can more easily care for their teeth despite the brackets and wires. "This is a game changer, especially for noncompliant patients," she exclaims.

Water Pik offers a variety of resources for learning more about the benefits of the Sonic-Fusion flossing toothbrush. Dental professionals can visit waterpik.com/professional for further information. Here, clinicians can find instructional videos, product descriptions, access to research studies, self-study continuing education courses, and more. Clinicians also can learn more about the Sonic-Fusion through in-office lunch-and-learn presentations or via webinars. Additionally, those interested can sign-up for a monthly newsletter touting the latest Water Pik updates.

With the advent of Sonic-Fusion, according to Csoke, patients in the market for an electric toothbrush and water flosser no longer need to purchase them separately. "If patients want a faster, easier, and more effective way to clean their teeth, the Sonic-Fusion toothbrush is the answer."

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