Question: Should You Use Waterpik Before Or After Brushing?

Do you use a water flosser before or after brushing?

We recommend using the Water Flosser prior to toothbrushing: Removing food and debris enhances the effectiveness of both toothbrushing and toothpaste.

Instructing patients to use it first improves compliance.

Seeing the food and debris that the Water Flosser removes can help motivate your patient to Water Floss daily..

Can Waterpik damage gums?

A dental water jet is gentle on the gums, so it is less likely to cause pain and bleeding in individuals with sensitive teeth.

How many times a day should you use a Waterpik?

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 remove hard plaque?

The WaterPik is very effective, and actually even more effective than string floss, at reducing gingivitis, reducing gingival bleeding, and removing plaque. It also can clean deeper into periodontal pockets than floss can.

Do dentists recommend water flosser?

Is Water Flossing as Good as Dental Floss? The American Dental Association says water flossers with the ADA Seal of Acceptance can get rid of plaque. That’s the film that turns into tartar and leads to cavities and gum disease. But some studies find water flossers don’t remove plaque as well as traditional floss.