If you heard of oral irrigators, you probably already know what they are and what they do. According to most dentists, these little water jet devices can be a great asset to maintaining and even improving your oral health. The question that everyone is asking, however, is how do you use an oral irrigator correctly?
- The first thing to do is to fill the reservoir with lukewarm water. Since most oral irrigators don’t have an incorporated water filter, it will be up to you to bring the water to an appropriate temperature. As with learning anything new to you, it’s best to get the advice from a professional Highlands Ranch dental expert.
- The next step is to plug the device into the wall socket and turn it on. Depending on the specific device, there might or might not be an actual “on” button.
- Adjust all the settings to the right parameters. If you never used the device before, test each setting to see how strong it is on high vs. low, how each pulse setting feels and what specific settings you should use for particular goals (such as preventing gum bleeding when you suffer from gum disease).
- Finally, turn it on and use the water jet to clean between your teeth and gums. Direct the jet so that it falls on that area at an angle of 90 degrees.
According to some experts, oral irrigators can in fact be used for other purposes as well, despite the fact that they were initially designed to clean your teeth. Some have found that they have an excellent track record of removing tonsil stones as well, and they can do so quite safely.