How Many Times a Day Should You Use a Waterpik?
July 12, 2019
We asked 100 people that owned Waterpiks if they were sure how often if they should use it, and a staggering 87 of them said they did not know!
You must keep in mind that it’s not only enough to simply use the Waterpik. It is important to use it often enough in order to get the maximum efficiency.
So, how often should you use it?
Ideally, you should use it at least once a day, while twice a day is actually really recommended.
You should also periodically replace your flosser heads to keep things sanitary and even less commonly Waterpik users should also replace the water hose and handle every now and then to prevent buildup of debris or bacteria inside the tubing that can stress the pump and spread unnecessary germs. The replacement handles are super cheap too which is why I recommend them.
How many times a day should you use a waterpik?
So, let’s get back to the question at hand, how many times a day should you use a waterpik?
Well, this is a slightly difficult question to answer because it’s really hard to fix a specific number.
Honestly, you could be using it a hundred times if you wanted to, but that wouldn’t exactly be the brightest idea of them all.
However, it is generally accepted that you should use it at least once every single day.
What is really recommended is that you use it twice a day, ideally after brushing. (Why, you wonder? Click here to find out why you should use the Waterpik after brushing.)
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.
So, how many times a day should you use a waterpik? As it turns out at least once each day, with a recommended usage of twice everyday.
And while a lot of us lazy folks don’t really take it seriously, that one extra time sometimes does make the difference! So, if you can do it, it’s actually always a better idea to do twice a day.
Should brushing ideally follow flossing?
One of the most commonly asked questions is how once should arrange brushing and flossing, and which one should follow the other.
I did my research on this, and I figured out that brushing should be done first. After that, you should floss your teeth.
This gives you quite a few advantages over doing it the other way around. To begin with, brushing helps you get rid of the food debris in your mouth and the larger pieces stuck between your teeth so that the Waterpik can take care of the minute particles that finally remain.
However, guess what? Tooth Advocates already has an entire article on this that I would really recommend for you to check out!
Waterpik or String Floss: What to go for?
One of the most common questions my friend approach me with is if they should make the shift from string floss to Waterpik.
To put it in other words, they ask me if Waterpik can actually replace string floss in their homes.
Well, this is a really difficult question to answer because string floss was never received by everyone with the same enthusiasm. In fact, a lot of people including myself had a lot of problem actually using the string floss properly.
But while the Waterpik sure is much easier to use, using a string floss cannot still be entirely replaced by the Waterpik.
We’ve discussed this in detail in another article here at Tooth Advocates- click here to check it out!
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!
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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?
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