Oral Irrigator FAQs

  1. What is the Oral Irrigator?

  2. How should I use the Oral Irrigator?

  3. What temperature should the water be in the water reservoir?

  4. Can I put toothpaste or mouthwash in the water reservoir?

  5. How does the Oral Irrigator operate?


1. What is the Oral Irrigator?
With a water jet of 1,600 pulses per minute, the Oral Irrigator gently yet thoroughly cleanses your teeth and gums, removing trapped food particles and reducing bacteria that can lead to gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. When used together with regular brushing and flossing, the Oral Irrigator can help you have healthier teeth and gums.

2. How should I use the Oral Irrigator?
Starting at your back teeth (where your molars are located) and working towards the front teeth, systematically rinse all teeth and interdental spaces.

It's important to remember the following tips, to ensure effective cleaning:

  • Direct the water jet flow at a right angle to the teeth and the area between the teeth and gums
  • Move the water jet slowly along the teeth
  • Direct the water jet along the gumline with the nozzle tip at a right angle to the gum tissue
  • Clean between the teeth and around any braces, crowns or bridgework thoroughly
  • In addition to using the Oral Irrigator and brushing and flossing your teeth, we recommend regular checkups by a dentist as part of a complete dental hygiene program.

    3. What temperature should the water be in the water reservoir?
    Fill the water reservoir with cold or warm tap water. Never use hot water in the water reservoice, because hot water may cause irritation or damage to sensitive gums.

    4. Can I put toothpaste or mouthwash in the water reservoir?
    No, you should only use water in the water reservoir. Using toothpaste, powder, certain types of mouthwash or other chemicals in the water reservoir may damage the unit and prevent the Oral Irrigator from functioning correctly.

    5. How does the Oral Irrigator operate?
    The Oral Irrigator uses 2 AA batteries.

     

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