ORAL IRRIGATORS

There are several good reasons to use an oral irrigator: they reduce the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease, they make it easier to clean around braces or other dental devices, and they even help control periodontal disease. Whatever your reason for choosing an oral irrigator, you’ll get the best results if you use it correctly.

follow manufacturer's directions
Follow manufacturer's directions
follow the gum-line
Follow the gum-line

How To Use Your Irrigator

Follow the manufacturer’s directions on filling the reservoir of your oral irrigator. After the reservoir is filled, keep the following instructions in mind:

  • If you’re using a regular tip, place it at a 90-degree angle to the gum-line, almost touching the tooth; if you’re using a tip designed to reach below the gum-line, place it against the tooth at a 45-degree angle and gently approach the gum pocket.
  • Set the pressure to the lowest setting and turn the unit on.
    Close your lips slightly and angle your head down so that the water can flow out of your mouth.
  • Follow the gum-line, pausing at the spaces between teeth for a few seconds; if you’re cleaning below the gum-line, be sure to reach into each gum pocket as you go.
  • Since it’s easy to miss the back teeth, start with cleaning the rear molars before moving on to the rest of your mouth.


Once you’ve learned the proper technique, oral irrigators can be a great help in keeping your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful.

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