A Step-by-step guide on how to use a water flosser.

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A Waterpik, also known as an oral irrigator, is a device found in most dentist's offices that has recently become a popular option for home use.It is easier to use than string floss.Some patients with severe gum and tooth disorders from poor brushing habits have reported a complete improvement in their dental health after using this device.You can be on your way to excellent oral health in no time if you do your research and understand how to operate a Waterpik.

If you want to use a Waterpik water flosser, you have to fill it with water.It might be painful to use hot or cold water.The Waterpik should be held for two seconds over each tooth.It's a good idea to trace each tooth from the front to the back.Start with the lowest pressure setting and increase it to a rate that is comfortable for you.It is more comfortable to hold the tip away from your teeth and gums.How to choose the right Waterpik is one of the tips from our Dental co-author.Did the summary help you?