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How Often Should You Use a WaterpikTM Water Flosser?

June 23, 2016

Patti Z.

If you are new to the WATERPIK water flosser, you might wonder how often you should use it.

Here are answers to 3 common questions about how often to use your WATERPIK water flosser.

1. How Many Times Per Day Should I Use My Water Flosser?

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.

2. If I Have Braces or Dental Work, Like Bridges or Implants, How Often Should I Use My Water Flosser?

If you have braces, implants, bridges, crowns, or other dental work that are hard to keep clean, you might want to use your water flosser more than once per day.

You can use the WATERPIK water flosser whenever you want to clean and floss around braces, orthodontic appliances, or dental work.

If you need a portable water flosser to use when you are away from home or traveling, try a cordless model.

3. I Have Gum Disease, How Often Should I Use My WaterpikTM Water Flosser?

If you have been told you have gum disease, your dental professional may recommend using a WATERPIK water flosser more often than once per day until the gum disease is under control. Sometimes it is necessary to use the special Pik PocketTM tip for more severe areas, such as periodontal pockets.

To sum it up, daily use helps you maintain a healthy smile. Use your WATERPIK water flosser more often if you need additional cleaning or to treat gum disease as directed by your dental professional.