Do you know how to use your Waterpik? In this tutorial you will learn how to use a water flosser aka Waterpik. But first you should know that Waterpik is a famous brand of water flosser and this is why most people mistake water flosser concept with Waterpik.
What is a water flosser?
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How to use a water flosser? step by step!
Using a water flosser, also known as an oral irrigator, can be an effective way to remove plaque, food particles, and bacteria from your teeth and gums.
Here are the general steps to use a water flosser:
1- Fill the water flosser reservoir
Fill the reservoir with warm water and, if desired, add a mouthwash or a recommended rinse solution.
2- Choose a nozzle
Select the appropriate nozzle for your needs. Most water flossers come with different tips for different purposes, such as a standard tip, orthodontic tip, or a plaque seeker tip.
3- Adjust the pressure
Adjust the pressure control to the desired level. If you are new to using a water flosser, start with the lowest pressure setting and gradually increase as needed.
4- Lean over the sink
Lean over the sink and place the nozzle in your mouth. Close your lips around the nozzle to prevent splashing.
5- Aim and floss
Aim the nozzle at your gumline, between your teeth, and around any dental work you may have, such as braces or bridges. Use a circular or back-and-forth motion to thoroughly clean the area.
6- Spit out the water
Spit out the water and repeat the process for each area of your mouth.
7- Clean the nozzle
After using, remove the nozzle and clean it with warm water and soap or vinegar.
8- Empty the reservoir
Empty any remaining water from the reservoir and wipe the water flosser dry.
It’s recommended to use the water flosser once a day, along with regular brushing and flossing, to help maintain good oral health. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions and consult with your dentist if you have any concerns.