By not cleaning your water flosser regularly, you're exposing yourself to harmful microorganisms and bacteria, which isn't in the best interest of your oral health.
So are you interested?
No, not in bacteria! I am talking about whether you are interested in preventing germs by cleaning your electric device.
As it is impossible to convey your answer to me, I will presume you are, and probably begging me to continue. Sure thing, you are(LOL).
Therefore, complying with your wish, I am going to provide a rundown on how to clean your flossing equipment properly thus keeping your oral irrigator contamination free.
Simply following these steps below, you can easily clean your water flosser-
Step 1: Remove the Reservoir
First, you need to remove the water container from the unit. Then, gently wipe down the unit with a damp cloth and a non-abrasive cleaner. If you water floss regularly, then you should repeat the process at least once a week.
Step 2: Put the Water Reservoir in Your Dishwasher
After separating the reservoir from the unit, you need to detach the valve and tuck it away safely.Then, place the water container in your dishwasher rack for cleaning.
Depending on how often you water floss, you need to clean the reservoir every 1-3 months.
Step 3: Clean the Valve
Counter top models include a black reservoir valve. But don't make the mistake of washing it in a dishwasher. You can remove it by pushing it from the bottom.
You can wash the black reservoir valve by holding the valve under hot water for the better part of a minute.
Before reattaching the valve and reservoir, make sure that both of them are clean and dry.
Step 4: Clean the Interior of the Device
Having removed the reservoir, you need to run the device for around 10-15 seconds to remove the extra air and water, which might facilitate the birth of bacteria and other unhealthy germs.
Next, turn the unit off and wipe down the chasm, which houses the water reservoir, with a wet cloth.
Step 5: Run Diluted Vinegar through the Water Flosser
In this stage, you need to mix 2-4 spoons of vinegar with 126 ounces of water. Now, fill the reservoir with the dilute.
Run the flosser until half of the solution goes out. Having emptied out half of the solution put the handle of the flosser in the basin.Then the remains willgradually get out of the handle into the sink.
Apart from removing the mineral build-up and mould from the water, the vinegar solution is also proficient in snuffing out bacteria. The vinegar solution is also quite effective at breaking down the grease.
Step 6: Wash the Water Flosser
It is important to make sure that there is no residue of vinegar solution left. In order to do that, fill the container with hot water and then run the hot water through the water flosser until the water tank gets empty.
Step 7: Leave the Reservoir Detached From the Unit
Leave the reservoir disconnected until you use it the next time. But place the water container at an angle that the internal caveat is bared and its parts are able to air dry.
Step 8: Wash the Handle (Counter top Models)
First, remove the handle by pressing the eject button.
Then fill a container with white vinegar and soak the water flosser handle in it for around a few minutes. After that,gently wash the handle with warm water.
Step 9: Wash the Tip
Press the eject button to detach the tip from the handle. Next, fill a container with white vinegar.
Having filled up the container, immerse the tip in the solution for about 6 minutes. Finally, wash the tip lightly with warm water.
It is not rare for the tip to get damaged by mineral build-ups. This will make your flosser less effective and leave you exposed to the germs.
You can, however, easily replace the existing tip with a new one. In fact, it is recommended to change the tip every three to six months for getting your device to work in perfect condition.
See? How easy it is to clean your water flosser. Let me know if you encounter any problems while cleaning your water flosser. I love to read out your words. Good luck!