Ok to waterpik twice a day?

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Meowmeowbeans2
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Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#1 Post by Meowmeowbeans2 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:38 pm

I’ve had braces almost a month now, and I’ve settled into a routine of waterpiking before brushing both morning and night. I just love how clean my mouth feels with the combo, and then I know no breakfast is stuck in my braces before heading to work.

I’m wondering if there’s anything bad about waterpiking twice a day...? I have a rechargeable handheld one with just a switch for “high” or “low” and I’ve been using high.

Anyone know?

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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#2 Post by djspeece » Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:51 am

I used mine three times a day on many occasions when I was in braces with no ill effect.
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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#3 Post by Navygrrl » Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:36 am

I hope not! I've been using mine at least twice a day. It really does a great job of getting hidden food out.

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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#4 Post by Speck » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:10 am

Interproximal brushes (multiple sizes) are great tools.
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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#5 Post by Jami1 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:26 am

I asked my hygienist as I am a waterpic junkie..... 3 or more times per day! She said absolutely no ill effects😀

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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#6 Post by kplatt2010 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:47 am

Just to let you know; I have both electric and battery powered. The electric is by far superior to the battery one.

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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#7 Post by jeffhere » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:04 pm

I love this device
Feeding floss through? Dude that's so frustrating

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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#8 Post by kplatt2010 » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:03 pm

Along with the power washing; I got the Oral B Super Floss but have only been able to floss the front teeth.
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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#9 Post by pamelah0109 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:06 pm

I use my waterpick more than once a day without problems. I love using it to get all the bits out that you really can't see.

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Re: Ok to waterpik twice a day?

#10 Post by EllieMilo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:23 am

I also use my waterpik twice a day and haven’t experienced any issues. My hygienist recommended one when I told her I was finally getting braces and it has been the best investment! I love it and I’ll continue to use it everyday once my braces are off.

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