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Author: Dr. Tontra Lowe

Have you decided to clean the crevices of your smile with a water flosser? If so, good for you! Water flossers are handy tools that clean between your teeth and prevent dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. However, they can be a bit tricky to use, especially because of their high-tech qualities. So, to help you know how to use a water flosser in Haymarket, Virginia, Dr. Tontra Lowe, DDS and our dental team have some tips for you.

To begin, fill the tank with lukewarm water. When you’re done, put it back on the base and place the lid on top. Next, choose the tip you would like to use to clean your smile and secure it on the handle. Finally, select the amount of pressure you would like the tool to use.

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.

The tool will begin spraying water at this point. Start by cleaning the back teeth. While doing so, hold the flosser just above the gumline at a 90-degree angle. Use this technique to clean between each tooth in your mouth. When you are done washing your smile, turn the flosser off and take the tip off the wand. You can remove the tip by pushing the eject button.

If you follow these instructions, you’ll be on your way toward a clean and pristine smile! To learn more about water flossers, call Awesome Smiles Dental Center at your earliest convenience. Our dental team is more than happy to help you, and all you need to do is dial 571-261-2600!