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Have you quit flossing and graduated to a water flosser? If so, good for you! Dr. Massood Nouri and our dental team are happy you are cleaning the crevices of your smile—no matter which product you choose to use.

Little did you know, using a water flosser can be a bit tricky. So, if you’re having trouble cleaning your smile with this handy oral hygiene tool, you’ve come to the right place. Our dental team will be happy to give you the instructions for properly using a water flosser in Dallas, Texas.

To begin, fill the flosser’s tank with water—the temperature of the water doesn’t matter too much, but many prefer to use lukewarm water, especially if they have sensitive teeth and gums. Then, put the tank on the base and secure the lid on top. Next, choose the specific cleaning tip you would like to use to clean the crevices of your smile and then click it firmly on the top of the wand. Then, choose a comfortable pressure level for the flosser to use to clean your teeth.

When using the flosser, lean over the sink and place the tip in your mouth. Wrap your lips around the wand and then turn it on. Wrapping your lips around the flosser will keep the water from splashing and making a mess.

The tool will begin spraying water at this point. Start by cleaning the back teeth. While doing so, hold the flosser just above the gumline at a 90-degree angle. Use this technique to clean between each tooth in your mouth. When you are done washing your smile, turn the flosser off and take the tip off the wand. You can remove the tip by pushing the eject button.

Call Liberty Dental Studio today at 972-733-0106 if you have any questions about our provided instructions. We also encourage you to call our office and schedule an appointment if you need a demonstration on how to properly use a water flosser. Our dental team is here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to showing you how to correctly clean your smile!