Do you brush your teeth before or after using a waterpik?

Do you brush your teeth before or after using a waterpik?

80% of the people actually use their waterpik after they are done brushing.

However, some of my friends had a slight skepticism over whether that was actually the right way to do it.

So, I decided to do the research, and that’s what I went with. And guess what I found?

Most people had been doing it the right way all along! It indeed is better to brush your teeth before actually using the waterpik.

Why is it better to brush your teeth earlier?

Well , one great question you could go ahead and ask me at this point is why it would be a better idea to brush your teeth before using the waterpik.

Well, for that, it’s actually important to know how the waterpik works:

  • The waterpik, as you might know, essentially throws a jet of water on your teeth, which cleans it perfectly.
  • Not only is a great way to reach the places that conventional floss cannot reach (click here for a more descriptive comparison of the two), it also means that it can actually clean your mouth properly of the smaller and more minute particles.

As such, it comes as no surprise that it’s actually smarter to brush your teeth first. Because, that would serve quite a few purposes at the same time!

  • Brushing would actually help you remove the larger pieces that are stuck between your teeth and keep your overall dental hygiene up and prevent cavities.
  • Waterpik flossing would help you get rid of the more minute particles in your mouth. This would essentially be the finishing touch to your brushing process, ensuring that your dental health is always top-shape.

Do you brush your teeth before or after using a waterpik?

Well, as we just saw, in the light of the benefits that it provides you with, brushing before you actually use the waterpik seems to be the best idea.

That way, the toothbrush can actually remove the larger pieces stuck between your teeth, and let the waterpik take care of the health of your teeth by cleaning the smaller particles.

Quoting Riverrun,

The ideal time to use a Waterpik is before you brush your teeth. This is because doing so can allow you to remove food debris and plaque. When you use a Waterpik before brushing your teeth, teeth brushing becomes more effective. Here at River Run Dental, we recommend using a Waterpik in the evening before you go to bed because you typically go the longest without food or drink overnight.

In fact, ever since I figured out that this is the better way of the two, I’ve always been recommending my friends to actually always brush before they floss.

What happens if I brush my teeth later?

Well, you might wonder about the main problems associated with actually brushing after you floss.

Well, as such, there might not always be too many apparent problems.

However, one thing that instantly comes to mind is that the food debris that gets stuck between your teeth can actually kind of make it hard for you to reach the places behind them when you’re using the waterpik.

However, if you brush before using it, you can easily have them removed and then clean out the minute particles with a waterpik in peace.

So, while you can always choose to opt for the other idea, it is generally accepted that brushing before actually using the waterpik makes the flossing experience as well as the overall experience a lot smoother.

Brushing is important, but is your toothbrush ready?

Well, one of the most important things that people often fail to consider when it comes to brushing is that while the act of brushing is important, what is even more important is the state of your toothbrush.

With a horrible state, using the toothbrush might actually be a worse idea than not using it at all! And as such, it’s something that one needs to pay a lot of attention to.

Unfortunately, that is not always the case. I have seen a lot of my friends neglect this aspect severely.

And as such, I’d like to ask you to pay attention to this. Because your toothbrush is one of the most major determinants of your dental health.

Tooth Advocates has already gone through quite a few methods and has figured out the best ones that you might stick with in order to keep your toothbrush clean.

As such, the best ideas comprise the use of:

It is equally important to keep in mind that all toothbrushes also have a fixed lifetime. After a certain point of time, it is important to actually replace them.

Click here to read our article on how often you should replace your toothbrushes, right here on Tooth Advocates!

Thank you for reading today’s article at Tooth Advocates!

You know, I love having you around, and I’m really glad to see that you stayed till the very end! I really hope that you liked today’s article, and that you’d stay tuned for our upcoming ones.

I understand, though, that you might still have a few questions that you’d like to ask me. And guess what? I’d love to answer them for you! So, if there’s anything that you think I might be able to assist you with, don’t hesitate to shoot it straight my way.

And just remember that your dental hygiene really deserves more priority than it gets. So, please promise yourself that you’re going to take care of those teeth now onward! After all, you need to keep up that smile for all the happy events coming in your life, don’t you?

Once again, thank you for being here till the very end, and please check back for more awesome articles such as this one. Until we meet again on another article, have a great day!