Do you brush your teeth before or after using a Waterpik?
Be sure to allow the water to empty from your mouth into the sink.
The ideal time to use a Waterpik is before you brush your teeth.
This is because doing so can allow you to remove food debris and plaque.
When you use a Waterpik before brushing your teeth, teeth brushing becomes more effective.
Is a Waterpik as good as flossing?
Waterpik® Water Flossers: Supported by Science
The Waterpik® Water Flosser is an easy and more effective alternative to string floss. Clinical studies show that the Water Flosser is up to: 51% more effective than dental floss for reducing gingivitis. 2X as effective as dental floss at reducing gingival bleeding.
How often should you use a water flosser?
You should use your Waterpik® Water Flosser at least once per day. Why? To maintain good oral health, the American Dental Association recommends that you floss at least once per day and brush your teeth at least twice per day.
Can Waterpik damage your teeth or gums?
Using a Waterpik® Water Flosser does not hurt and is actually good for your gums. If you have unhealthy gum tissue, the temporary discomfort that you might experience at first with water flossing is rather small compared to the discomfort from possible gum disease or other oral health related issues.