Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Use A Dental Water Pik

As an alternative to flossing, the dental Waterpik uses a steady stream of warm water to clean your gums. It is a simple way to keep the gums healthy and reach difficult places. Healthy gums mean fewer cavities and better overall oral hygiene. For best results, use proper techniques when operating your Waterpik.


1. Fill the reservoir with warm water and firmly secure the lid. This is the water you'll be spraying on your gums and teeth.

2. Choose the tip you want to use. Press the tip firmly into the handle.

3. Adjust the pressure setting. The Waterpik has different speeds that designate how fast the water will shoot into your mouth. First timers should use the lowest speed to avoid causing gum irritation.

4. Lean over the sink and place the Waterpik in your mouth before turning it on. Your lips should close over the tip to keep the water from splashing. Allow the water to flow freely from your mouth into the sink.

5. Hold the jet tip at a 90 degree angle to the gums. Aim the water flow just above the gum line. This position should give you the best result, moving the Waterpik along at a slow and steady pace. The water should be streaming into the gum areas and the crevices between your teeth.

6. Follow the gum line starting with the back teeth and moving forward until you reach the other side of your mouth. Keep the unit upright to ensure a continuous flow of water. If at any time you need to stop the device, use the pause button on the handle.

7. When you are finished, remove the Waterpik from the handle attachment by pressing the eject button. Store the device.