Why did Oral-B stop making the hummingbird?
Whilst Oral-B have not stopped operating within the oral healthcare space it is quite likely the demand was not high enough to warrant continued production and the company appear to have deviated from electronic flossing products like this to focus on the electric toothbrush, toothpastes and more traditional flossing …
What is the Oral-B Hummingbird?
The Oral-B Hummingbird is a compact, battery-powered flosser that easily maneuvers between interproximal spaces and in hard-to-reach places like the back of the mouth. It features an interchangeable power pick and flosser that gently vibrate to stimulate gums.
How does the Waterpik power flosser work?
The cleaning power behind the Waterpik® Water Flosser is a combination of water pressure and pulsations. When you direct the water from the flosser tip at your gumline and between your teeth, the combination of pressure and pulsations cleans away harmful plaque and food debris.
Can WaterPik damage your teeth or gums?
Can Waterpik damage your teeth or gums? No. Water flossers may actually damage your gums less than floss. They do not put as much pressure on the gums as string floss.
Can a WaterPik remove tartar?
Water flossers are great for tartar removal, as well as eliminating food particles, plaque, and bacteria stuck in those hard-to-reach areas. By regularly rinsing such often-overlooked spots, you decrease the risk of contracting gingivitis or other gum-related infections.
Should I brush or Waterpik first?
We recommend using the Water Flosser prior to toothbrushing: Removing food and debris enhances the effectiveness of both toothbrushing and toothpaste. Instructing patients to use it first improves compliance. Seeing the food and debris that the Water Flosser removes can help motivate your patient to Water Floss daily.
Do Waterpiks get moldy?
As your WaterPik is regularly in contact with water, and you probably keep it in your warm and wet bathroom, it’s likely you it will develop a mold growth at some point if you don’t clean it regularly. This is especially true if you leave residual water in your flosser reservoir and don’t wipe it down after use.
What is the black stuff between teeth?
Damage to the enamel outer layer of the tooth may result in black-looking tartar. Tartar below the gum line, also known as subgingival tartar, may take on a black appearance as blood from sensitive or damaged gums combines with the tartar itself. This can be an indication of gum disease becoming serious.
Can you scrape tartar off your own teeth?
Thus, the conclusion is that that you should not scrape off tartar at home. It is dangerous and can cause problems worse than tartar buildup. Going to the dentist is the best option if you want to get scraping or scaling done.
Can I put hydrogen peroxide in my Waterpik?
A capful of hydrogen peroxide is safe to use in your Waterpik. You can also add some saltwater to boost the antibacterial effects.
Can you use tap water in Waterpik?
You can use tap water in your WaterPik flosser, however if you have hard water you may have to clean your machine more often to remove hard water deposits. They can also gather in the flossing tip which will also reduce water pressure.
What is the black stuff in my Waterpik?
Black stuff in your WaterPik flosser is mold, which can be eliminated using a white vinegar and warm water solution. Mold can live and grow anywhere with high humidity or moisture, which makes your Water flosser an easy target.