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.
The different types of water flossers
The non-electric model: It connects directly to the water tap and works with the water pressure.
The advantages: it saves energy, it is silent, and there is no need to fill and clean a tank.
The disadvantage: it cannot be used with a mouthwash – and it is often less powerful than an electric model.
The family model: It is a fairly large device with nozzles for the whole family and a large capacity tank.
The advantages: significant autonomy and customizable nozzles
The disadvantage: this type of model is very bulky, and not all models have a wall mounting
The handset: toothbrush and dental water flosser: The main advantage of the handset is the saving of space in the bathroom. The 2 in 1 has the wind in its sails, and this is also the case for dental water flossers. The handset offers a complete and thorough cleaning thanks to the combination of a dental water flosser and an electric toothbrush.
The advantage: a significant saving of space when you want a toothbrush and a dental jet
The disadvantage: a little higher cost than a simple dental water flosser – but much cheaper than buying a dental water flosser + a separate electric toothbrush.
Travel dental water flossers / portable dental water flossers: It is space-saving and has a reservoir integrated with the handle. It is practical and convenient.
The advantage: you can take it everywhere with you
The disadvantage: its low capacity and its unique nozzle
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.