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Dr. Jason Howell and our friendly dental team understand that water flossers in Meridian, Idaho, can be confusing and overwhelming at times, especially if you’re not exactly sure how to operate them. So, to help you use this beneficial product and keep your smile in tip-top shape, our Howell Orthodontics team has provided the following instructions for you:

-Step 1: Fill the flosser’s tank with lukewarm water and then put it back onto the base. Don’t forget to secure the lid in place. If you don’t, it might make a mess.

Step 2: Choose which tip you would like to use and press it onto the handle of the flosser. Then, choose the level of pressure you would like the flosser to use.

Step 3: Lean over the sink and place the tip of the water flosser in your mouth.

Step 4: Wrap your lips around the wand and turn the unit on. Wrapping your lips will help prevent splashing.

Step 5: Start by cleaning the back teeth while holding the flosser just above the gumline at a 90-degree angle. Use this technique to clean between each tooth.

Step 6: When you’re done cleaning your smile, turn the flosser off and remove the tip. You can remove the tip by pushing the tip eject button.

This oral hygiene product can help you keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay, which is why we recommend learning how to use it properly. If you deeply clean your smile each day with this tool, you will have the strong and successful oral health you deserve. For more information and tips, please feel free to call 208-893-5151 today and talk to your dentist or a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to help you!