You Really Know How To Use A Water Flosser?

- Nov 13, 2019-

Water Flosser is more than just a jet of water using water pressure,  and it is also different from toothbrushes, although you might be familiar with using an electric toothbrush. If you' re unsure how to use a water flosser, these steps should help:

  1. Make sure your water jet flosser is charged.

  2. Fill the reservoir with water.

  3. Select the correct nozzle and ensure it is firmly attached.

  4. Place the nozzle between two teeth, at the gumline. You might find it easiest to start at the back on one side and work your way all the way around to the other side.

  5. Tilt your head down over a sink (or in the shower if you have a waterproof oral irrigator).

  6. Turn the water flosser on to the desired strength.

  7. Hold the jet in position for several seconds, then move on to the next gap between your teeth.

  8. As your mouth fills with water, let it freely flow out and keep working all the way around your teeth.

  9. Repeat for all teeth on the top and bottom, and don’t forget the very back surfaces.

          images  Let the water flow out of your mouth as you floss

Depending on the capacity of your flosser, you might need to re-fill it part way through.

If you have braces, implants, or periodontal pockets that require special cleaning, it' s best to check with your dentist about the best way to clean them without risking any damage.