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Water flossers are handy tools that make cleaning your smile much easier, especially because you don’t have to deal with soggy fingers, slippery floss, and damaged gums. However, because water flossers are so high tech, many have a hard time operating them. So, if you’re one of those people, Dr. Chet B. Hawkins and our dental team are happy to help you. We have the instructions you need to properly clean your teeth and gums.

To begin, fill the flosser’s tank with water—the temperature of the water doesn’t matter too much, but many prefer to use lukewarm water, especially if they have sensitive teeth and gums. Then, put the tank on the base and secure the lid on top. Next, choose the specific cleaning tip you would like to use to clean the crevices of your smile and then click it firmly on the top of the wand. Then, choose a comfortable pressure level for the flosser to use to clean your teeth.

When washing your smile, lean over the sink and put the tip of the tool in your mouth. To keep the water from splashing, wrap your lips around the wand. Then, turn the unit on.

Next, start washing your smile by cleaning your molars, which are your back teeth. Aim the tip of the wand just above the gumline at a 90-degree angle. Let the water run along your gums and between your teeth, cleaning the plaque, bacteria, and food particles away. When you have cleaned the spaces between each tooth, turn the flosser off and remove the tip by pushing the tip eject button.

If you have any questions about these instructions on how to use a water flosser in Boerne, Texas, or if you need additional help, don’t be afraid to call our dental office. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. So, feel free to dial 830-331-7355 at your earliest convenience. We are happy to assist you!