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I’ve been a big fan of Waterpik since I had my braces taken off a few decades ago. But I had one stuck under my sink for years and it was so big and cumbersome, that it rarely saw the light of day.
Enter the newest Waterpik Sidekick Flosser which is a huge step up. First of all, it’s literally a third of the size and so compact that you can take it with you anywhere or hide it in your desk drawer. It has its own discreet little charcoal gray zippered pouch and is even TSA-friendly. The new model also comes in your choice of 3 colors; white, rose gold and black.
Thankfully, this model doesn’t take up the kind of room of earlier renditions, so it fits easily on your sink counter top or b
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Oral care is non-negotiable, and comprehensive mouth maintenance has been linked to overall health. “So many people are concerned about diet and exercise, yet they fail to take proper care of their teeth and gums,” explains cosmetic dentist Dr. Brian Kantor of Lowenberg, Lituchy & Kantor in New York City. “There’s a definitive connection between gum disease and higher rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and more. A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body, and it’s never too late to start,” he says.
In addition to brushing twice a day, you should be flossing and using an antiseptic rinse once a day, and Dr. Kantor also offers these tips for maximizing oral health—and y
Meet NYC’s Dental Implant Expert
A board-certified dentist and periodontist, Dr. Nicolas Toscano received his D.D.S. from Columbia University School of Dental Medicine in New York City, after receiving his B.S. in biology from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During a subsequent 13 year tour with the United States Navy, he completed a General Practice Residency at the prestigious National Naval Medical Center (“The President’s Hospital”). Today, he maintains a practice in Manhattan where he treats diseases of the gum, and specializes in implant surgery. Considered the plastic surgeons of the mouth, periodontists can perfect smiles with implants and even len