In recent years, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of the Water Flosser. These devices come under a variety of different brand names, but the basic principle behind them is the same. By using a highly pressurized jet of water shot through a hand held tool, a stream of water is used with enough force that when applied between teeth, it functions similarly to traditional dental floss in cleaning and removing plaque and other foreign matter.
It’s been medically proven that water flossing can be an effective tool in the fight for oral health, but if a water flosser is filled with liquid, and products like Prevention Health Sciences’ #mouth rinses are in liquid form, can the two oral hygiene tools be combined?
The answer is yes.
It varies from one product to the next, so it’s always a good idea to consult the manufacturer’s website for tips, but if you’re using an electrically powered water flossing device, nothing could be easier than simply adding some Prevention Health Sciences mouth rinse like Oral Care 360 into the tank.
The safe rule of thumb is to mix the #mouthwash with the water, not by itself. Again, the amounts may vary with manufacturer recommendations, but a good, general rule of thumb to go with is rather than filling the tank full of mouthwash, mix it with 50% water, and 50% mouthwash.
This way you also enjoy the added safety of getting the mouth wash distributed in hard to reach places like between the teeth, where it can be extremely effective against the plaque and gingivitis that may be trying to gain a foothold. This is also a good way to make sure other areas of your gums are getting some exposure to the mouthwash as well.
If you take your oral health seriously and are protecting with your mouth with both an anti-bacterial mouthwash and a water flosser, why not be more efficient? Use both at the same time.