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The principle of this type of device is to send a powerful jet of water into the mouth.
Dental water flossers should be used above the sink to avoid splashing your entire bathroom.
Always turn on the dental water flosser once you have it in your mouth.
Turn it on and use it above the sink.
The jet must always be directed perpendicular to the axis of the teeth.
Necessary to insist on the interdental spaces.
Properly adjust the power of the appliance for cleaning adapted to your needs.
Pass the tip of the device on your teeth, especially at the junction of the gum and the tooth.
It is recommended to do a dental water flosser session at least once a day.
It is also possible to add a mouthwash solution to the water in the device tank to further sanitize the mouth. It is particularly useful in the case of oral infection.
Several types of dental water flossers
The family dental water flossers: It is a device intended to clean several mouths each day, then it is inevitably rather imposing. It has a fairly large tank, often between 500 and 700 ml. Knowing that it takes on average between 150 and 200 ml for a complete cleaning, we can perform between 3 and 4 cleanings with a full tank. This type of dental water flosser plugs into the mains, and the handle is connected to a pipe, itself connected to the support motor, which pumps water from the reservoir to send it against your teeth. There are usually places where you can store all the nozzles, which will each have a different color. Thus, each member of the family will have their personal nozzle, it is obviously more hygienic. It has some weak points compared to a portable model. First, it takes up space on the edge of the sink. Those with small bathrooms will quickly get crowded. Then you need a nearby outlet to connect the device that does not run on battery. Finally, the hose is not necessarily very ergonomic, and it is the part that is damaged the fastest.
The portable dental water flossers: It is the ideal model for those who have a small bathroom and little space next to the sink. For singles or childless couples, this is usually enough. The tank is smaller, between 120 and 200 ml, and it is directly attached to the handle. It also works on battery or using batteries. Therefore, there is no hose, no cable, and its handling is more pleasant. It is obviously the ideal type of dental water flosser for those who are often on the go, and who still want to keep their teeth properly cleaned. There are foldable devices, others come with a protective cover. Generally, there are only a few accessories, 1 to 2 nozzles at most. On the defect side, we obviously note the low capacity tank, which sometimes needs to be filled a second time to complete a single cleaning. Battery operation also requires us to remember to recharge it regularly, or to have spare batteries always with us.
The combined toothbrush and dental water flossers: Some manufacturers offer combined electric toothbrushes and dental water flossers. It’s pretty good to save space when you want to use both. We will have one device rather than two. It’s always good for large families, you just have to remember the color of the brush and nozzle that you use, to avoid wars between brothers and sisters. The big drawback of this type of combo is the price. It is a fairly large initial investment. We can also fear that one of the two elements will be damaged faster than the other, and we will then have a device that takes up space for nothing. It will then be necessary to replace everything, while part of the material is still valid.
The dental jet without motor: It is used less and less, but it is still practiced in many situations. It plugs into a tap directly, so there is never a problem with tank size. Its power will depend on the pressure we have in our pipes, but overall it is often effective. We obviously appreciate its simplicity of use, its silence, and the fact that it does not require a battery or electrical outlet.
How to choose a dental water flosser?
Capacity: The capacity of the tank is one of the elements to take into account when comparing dental water flosser models.
Technology: you will have the choice between a single-mode model, provided with a water jet, and a model that combines the water jet and air microbubbles. It is less common. However, it optimizes the massage of the gums and reduces the anaerobic bacteria that can exist in the mouth.
Pulsations: The power level can vary depending on the model and brand. Some brands opt for softness, while others rely on power. The number of pulses per minute can range from 1,000 to 1,600.
Pressure: it is adjustable on most models, using a graduated dial from 1 to 10 most often.
The tank: this is an essential criterion depending on the use you will have of your device. Depending on whether you want a model for the whole family or just for you, choose the tank capacity well. It varies from 120 ml to 1 liter
Power supply: you will have the choice between models on battery, mains or battery, therefore rechargeable.