How To Use The Dental Oral Irrigator Correctly?

December 19, 2021
How To Use The Dental Oral Irrigator Correctly?
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Dental oral irrigator has been popular for many years, but some people still don't know how to use it correctly. Today, let us learn about the correct use of the dental water jet.


First of all, let's take a look at the steps of using the dental oral irrigator.

Fill the water tank of the dental oral irrigator with water, and then install the water tank tightly on the body; insert the nozzle into the handle of the dental flusher and fix it; connect the plug and power on; turn on the main switch to adjust the cleaning mode you need; put the nozzle in your mouth, aim at the area to be rinsed, and turn on the handle switch to rinse; turn off the device, and remove the remaining water in the water tank; dry the rinser and place it in a cool place.


It is recommended to use the dental oral irrigator in a standard way. The high-pressure pulse water flow of the dental flusher is a flexible stimulus, not only will not hurt any part of the mouth or face, but also has the health care effect of massaging the gums, which is better for hygiene.


Below we summarize from a few questions how to use water flosser correctly, as well as precautions.


1. When using water flosser, should the nozzle flush against the gums or keep a little distance?

It is better for the standard nozzle to keep a little distance. But for novices, it is more difficult to keep the distance, so as long as the flushing area (interdental, gingival margin, dental fossa) and angle (90 degrees) are correct, it will have a certain cleaning effect whether it is against the gums or keeping a little distance. Just don't poke your gums sore. Several other nozzles, such as orthodontic nozzles and dental plaque nozzles, need to be flushed against the teeth to achieve the effect of flushing and brushing.


2. Brush and then floss, or floss and then floss?

Water flosser is recommended to be used before brushing, because the fluorine in toothpaste can adhere to the surface of teeth when brushing, which can protect tooth enamel and prevent tooth decay. If you use water floss after brushing, it may wash away some of the fluoride.


3. How to rinse the inside of the teeth when flossing with water?

By rotating the knob, change the direction of the nozzle toward the inside of the tooth, and then follow the same method from back to front. Use a few more times you will get the essentials.


I suggest that if you have dental problems, you should see a dentist as soon as possible. Dental oral irrigator is only an auxiliary cleaning tool and cannot replace dental cleaning or toothbrushes.

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