Water irrigation devices (water picks) can be useful as a supplement for people who suffer from gum disease or sensitive gums or orthodontic patients, but they are not a substitute for daily flossing or brushing because they do not effectively remove plaque.

Using small, powerful bursts of water, water picks will remove debris, including food particles, from the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Our dentist will use a water pick when preparing to restore your tooth, in general cleanings, and exams.