At Tara Kaur DDS we recommend the use of a Waterpik® oral irrigator as part of a comprehensive oral homecare plan. The oral irrigator has been shown to be clinically effective at removing food debris and plaque, cleaning around braces, cleaning around dental implants, and for people with gingivitis and periodontal pockets.
Effective Plaque Removal
Removes up to 99.9% of plaque from treated areas.
Up to 50% more effective for improving gum health vs. string floss.
Superior Cleaning Around Braces
Up to 3X as effective for removing plaque utilizing the Orthodontic tip around braces vs. string floss.
Essential for Implants
Up to 2X as effective for improving gum health around implants utilizing Using the Plaque Seeker® tip vs. string floss.
Beneficial for Periodontal pockets and Furcation areas
An Effective Alternative to Subgingival Antibiotic Treatment utilizing the Pik Pocket tip for Periodontal Maintenance Patients.
Why use a Waterpik® Oral irrigator?
Waterpik® tips and their uses:
How to Use a Waterpik® Oral Irrigator in 8 Simple Steps
Fill and place water reservoir
Fill the reservoir with clean water (filtered is best) and place it on the base, pressing down firmly to ensure full seating.
Select the tip and press firmly into the handle.
If this is the first use, point the tip into the sink and turn on until water flows. Turn unit off.
Lean over the sink
Adjust the pressure control (start at low pressure). When you are used to the way it works adjust pressure to no more than half way unless instructed by your healthcare provider.
Lean over the sink and place tip in mouth.
Turn unit on. Close lips to prevent splashing, while allowing water to flow from mouth into sink.
Move the tip along the gums, contouring along the gumline
Start with the back teeth and pause briefly between teeth, aiming the tip just above the gumline at a 90 degree angle.
When finished, turn unit off and use the tip eject button to remove the tip.
Demo on How to Use the Waterpik: https://youtu.be/vmFsdYCiYTc