Brush Better: Water Flossers to Clean Between Your Teeth

Go ahead, make your dentist proud.

Woman wrapped in scarf and coat with clean teeth.
Give yourself another reason to smile: Healthier gums.Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels

When it comes to oral hygiene, brushing twice a day is the bare minimum. Your smile deserves better. Here are four things to consider before investing in a water flosser.

Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Professional Flossing Toothbrush, Electric Toothbrush & Water Flosser Combo in One, SF-02 White
Three modes for everything you need in one tool.Waterpik

Early water flossers simply blasted pressurized water between teeth. Today’s models are more advanced than ever, with a variety of technologically enhanced features and tips for everything from deep gum irrigation to tongue cleaning. Some combination systems can even brush and floss teeth at the same time.

Waterpik Water Flosser Electric Dental Countertop Professional Oral Irrigator For Teeth, Aquarius, WP-660 White
Advanced technology with 10 pressure settings and multiple tips for family members.Waterpik

The family that flosses together, smiles brighter together. So you might want to consider a water flosser system designed for multiple users with a range of needs, from a kid with braces to a partner with dental implants. Just make sure that everyone understands that like a toothbrush, individual water flosser tips are not meant for sharing!

iTeknic Water Flosser Dental Oral Irrigator for Teeth Brace Clean with 10 Adjustable Water Pressure, 600ml Capacity, 7 Jet Tips, 180Sec Electric Professional Flosser for Family,FDA Approved
Multifunctional system with advanced features and heads for several different users.iTeknic

Over time, debris and mineral deposits can make water flossers less effective, so experts recommend cleaning the entire system every one to three months. The outside of the unit can usually be wiped clean with a non-abrasive cleanser, but other parts vary. Many water reservoirs can be hand washed or placed in the dishwasher, while handles and tips can be soaked for a few minutes in a mixture of two parts water to one part vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. Read the manual of your water flosser to find out the best way to keep yours clean.

Water Flosser Professional Cordless Dental Oral Irrigator - 300ML Portable and Rechargeable IPX7 Waterproof 3 Modes Water Flosser with Cleanable Water Tank for Home and Travel, Braces & Bridges Care
Slim design and enhanced battery life and charging capabilities for use on the go.MOSPRO

Once you start using a water flosser, it can be hard to go back to a toothbrush and box of dental floss. If you travel regularly, consider getting a cordless portable water flosser you can use at home and take on the road. These models easily fit into a toiletry bag, have enhanced battery life and often come with standard and USB charging options.

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