My dentist recommended this top-rated Waterpik flosser that’s Amazon’s No. 1 best seller

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If you’re extra careful when it comes to your dental hygiene, you likely already have an electric toothbrush, whitening toothpaste and maybe even coconut floss in your teeth-brushing arsenal. But you just might be missing out on one small-but-mighty tool.

While I floss on a daily basis, I have a permanent retailer on my bottom teeth to preserve the position of my pearly whites from my braces-wearing days. But this makes flossing extra tricky.

At my most recent teeth cleaning, my dentist recommended I invest in a Waterpik electric water flosser to ensure I’m always cleaning those hard-to-reach areas of my mouth — and behind my retainer.

It’s not every day your dentist pulls up the Amazon app and shows you exactly which product to buy. But mine dentist did that day, and now I’m forever grateful.

But not only my dentist recommends this dental device. The Waterpik flosser has a big fan base, with 35,000 five-star reviews.

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If you have enough space on your bathroom counter, you can leave the Waterpik plugged in, making it ready for daily use. And if you have a permanent retainer, braces, implants or other dental work, the Waterpik is 99.9 percent effective at removing plaque on hard-to-reach spots. Plus, as the product description states, it’s 50 percent more effective than actual floss for improving gum health.

With its range of settings and 1,400 water pulses per minute, you can use the Waterpik in two different modes, including a massage mode to stimulate your gums. Not only that, but you can use the 10 pressure settings to get a range of gentle to firm cleanings. Plus, with the built-in timer, you don’t need to guess about cleaning time. You only have to use it one minute per day!

You receive seven different tip types with the Waterpik, designed for braces, crowns, implants, treating periodontal pockets and more, if you have any of those extra dental needs.

While I use the Waterpik daily in place of floss, it admittedly does have a learning curve. Your gums might be a little sensitive afterward, and you’ll definitely have water spraying around at first. Just be sure to use it over the sink.

After a few months of use, I’m a Waterpik fan and have said goodbye to traditional flossing.

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