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Water Flossers 101: Why Dentists Recommend Early Water Flossing

Hey there! Let's talk about something really important — oral hygiene. We all know that it's crucial for our overall health to take care of our teeth and gums, and flossing is a major part of that. However, traditional flossing can be a bit of a pain, and that's where water flossers come in. They're a great alternative that makes flossing a breeze!

If you're someone who struggles with traditional flossing, you'll love water flossers. They're so easy to use, and you can reach every nook and cranny in your mouth without any discomfort. Plus, you can adjust the water pressure to your liking, so you can start off slow and work your way up to a more intense clean.

In this article, we'll give you the lowdown on water flossers — what they are, how to use them and why dentists in Australia recommend them. Whether you're a water flossing newbie or you just want to up your oral hygiene game, we've got you covered. So sit back, relax and get ready to learn all about water flossers!

What Is a Water Flosser?

This nifty device, also called an oral irrigator, uses a powerful stream of water to get rid of plaque, bacteria and other gunk from your teeth and gums. It's like giving your mouth a mini power wash!

The parts of a water flosser are pretty simple: there's a motor that powers a pump, a water reservoir to hold the water and a nozzle that sprays the water out. When you turn it on, the pump draws water from the reservoir and shoots it out of the nozzle at high pressure. Some water flossers even come with cool extras, like different nozzle options and pressure settings.

Benefits of Using a Water Flosser

Using a water flosser can be super helpful for people with braces or other orthodontic appliances. It can get into all those tricky spots between brackets and wires that regular floss just can't reach.

But even if you don't have braces, there are lots of good reasons to give water flossing a try. For one thing, it's been shown in scientific studies to be really effective at getting rid of plaque and bacteria, which can help prevent cavities and gum disease. Plus, it's way easier and more comfortable than traditional flossing.

And here's a tip: starting to use a water flosser early on in life can help establish good oral hygiene habits that will stick with you for years to come. So if you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy for the long haul, give water flossing a try!

How to Use a Water Flosser

Using a water flosser is a simple and super effective way to keep your pearly whites sparkling and your gums healthy. Here's a quick and easy step-by-step guide on how to use one:

Step 1: Fill it up! Fill the reservoir with warm water or maybe even a mouthwash for an extra fresh feeling. Just follow the manufacturer's recommendation.

Step 2: Choose your nozzle. Depending on your needs, pick a standard nozzle, orthodontic tip for braces or a periodontal tip for deeper cleaning around your gums.

Step 3: Adjust the pressure. Start with a low pressure and work your way up to a comfortable level.

Step 4: Get into position. Lean over the sink and let the water flow out of your mouth as you floss.

Step 5: Get flossin'! Starting at the back, place the nozzle at a 90-degree angle to your teeth and gums. Pause briefly between each tooth for thorough cleaning.

Step 6: Rinse and clean. Rinse your mouth with water after flossing to remove any remaining debris. Clean the nozzle and reservoir with soap and warm water or per the manufacturer's recommendation.

If you're new to water flossing, don't worry, we've got you covered with some helpful tips. For starters, practicing in front of a mirror can help you master the proper technique. And for a more comfortable experience, try using warm water instead of cold.

But that's not all, it's also important to experiment with different nozzles to find the one that works best for you. And when it comes to water pressure, start off with a low setting and gradually increase it as needed. You don't want to go overboard and hurt those precious gums!

Speaking of water pressure, did you know that different pressure levels can benefit different oral conditions? For instance, our Water Flosser Generous Gift Pack has a range of 30 psi to 120 psi for you to choose from! If you have sensitive gums, a low pressure setting may be best for you. And if you're dealing with severe gum disease, you may need a higher pressure. Consult with your dentist to determine the best setting for your unique needs.

Choosing the Right Water Flosser Tip

There are different types of water flosser tips available, each designed to address specific oral health concerns. Some of the most common types are:

  • Standard tip is the most common one and suitable for everyday use.

  • Orthodontic tip has a brush head and is ideal for people with braces.

  • Plaque seeker tip has a pointed head to remove plaque from tight spaces.

  • Pik pocket tip has a tapered head and is designed for people with deep periodontal pockets.

  • Tongue cleaner tip is for removing bacteria from the tongue and freshening breath.

When looking for a water flosser tip,choose the right one based on your oral health needs. Also, not all water flossers are compatible with all tips, so check the manufacturer's instructions.

If you want a water flosser with a variety of flosser tips for you to use, our Water Flosser Generous Gift Pack includes six water jets with different tips. With the right water flosser tip, you can improve your oral health by effectively cleaning your teeth and gums.

Pure Living: Quality Health & Lifestyle Products Made Affordable

Do you want to experience the ultimate oral care? Shop now at Pure Living and get with our Water Flosser Gift Pack! Get a complete care kit with a waterproof bag, jet cases, multiple operating modes, water jets and adjustable water pressure up to 120 psi. With an 18 months warranty, you can be confident in your purchase. Take the first step towards better oral health and order your Pure Living Water Flosser gift pack today!

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