How to use a Waterpik Water Flosser

The most important area of your mouth to clean is in-between your teeth. Waterpik Water Flossers make flossing easier and more enjoyable to use than traditional string floss.

Here are some step by step instructions on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy by using a Waterpik Water Flosser.

Step 1

First you need to fill the reservoir to the maximum allowable level with warm water or your favourite mouthwash. Warm water is better for those who may have sensitive teeth. Set the pressure dial to a at least level 8 with the Classic Jet Tip. If your gums are inflamed and sore the high pressure may feel like too much at first, so it is recommended that you find a comfortable level and work your way up.

Step 2

It's time to begin. Hold the 'pause' button when you turn on the machine. Slightly closing your lips will avoid too much splashing while you use the Waterpik. Let the water run out of your mouth and into the sink or keep your mouth totally closed, pausing to spit.

Step 3

Work your way around your mouth. Come up with a routine that covers all areas of the mouth. The front, the back, cheek side, tongue side. 

Place the tip at a 90 degree angle to your teeth. Pause for at least 3 seconds between teeth before sweeping along the gumline to the next area. The high powered pulsating action will flush out any nasties between the teeth.

Step 4

Empty the left over water. Smile.

Key things to note:

• Use the Waterpik Water Flosser BEFORE you brush. 

• Replace your tips often. The tips that include bristles will become less effective over time - replace these every 3 months. The Classic Jet Tip & the Tongue Cleaner Tip can be replaced every 6 months. 

• Be careful! Waterpik Water Flossers have been designed to blast away plaque, biofilm and bacteria between teeth. The highest power level could be uncomfortable for people with swollen or bleeding gums. Find a level you are comfortable with and work your way up.