FORT COLLINS, Colo. (August 10, 2015) – With the recent introductions of new oral care tools that claim to make flossing easier, it can be confusing to determine which is the best choice. A recently published study reported that the Waterpik® Water Flosser is significantly more effective than the Sonicare® Air Floss Pro at improving gingival health. The study was conducted by All Sum Research Center in Canada.
During the four-week study, 69 subjects were given the Waterpik® Water Flosser or Sonicare® Air Floss Pro, plus a manual toothbrush to use for their daily oral care routine. Clinical results illustrated that the Waterpik® Water Flosser was over 50% more effective than the Sonicare® Air Floss Pro for reducing gingival bleeding and 32% more effective for reducing gingivitis.
“These findings were not surprising” says Deborah Lyle, Water Pik’s Director of Clinical Research. “The Water Flosser has repeatedly shown the ability to remove plaque from interproximal and subgingival areas and improve oral health. It is an easy and effective way for people to maintain good oral hygiene with minimal time and effort.”
Water Pik, Inc. is committed to sponsoring high quality clinical research studies conducted by universities and independent research facilities which are published in peer-reviewed journals. This new research builds upon the existing body of evidence that the Waterpik® Water Flosser is a perfect choice for interdental cleaning. There are over 60 published clinical studies on the Waterpik® Water Flosser that demonstrate it is safe, very effective and can improve oral health.
“It is well known that tooth brushing is not enough to prevent oral disease,” said Dr. C. Ram Goyal, BDS, lead examiner. “Most people do not like to floss and having a product like the Water Flosser that has overwhelming research demonstrating safety and efficacy and is easy to use allows me to feel confident recommending it to my patients.”
For more information on Waterpik® Water Flossers and clinical research results visit www.waterpik.com.
About Water Pik, Inc.
Water Pik is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative personal healthcare products sold under the Waterpik® brand name. The Company has developed and introduced many products that are considered the first of their kind and have led to the formation of new markets, including the Water Flosser, and the pulsating shower massage. The Waterpik® brand is one of the most trusted oral health brands of dental professionals throughout the world. The Company’s products are sold through a variety of channels, including mass merchandisers, drug store chains and specialty retailers. Headquartered in Fort Collins, CO, the Company operates facilities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.