There are many opinions about the best way to brush your teeth. Some people say that you should do it before using a Waterpik, while others claim that you should wait until after. In this Q&A blog post, we will answer the question: Do I Brush My Teeth Before or After Using a WaterPik? The answer.
Brush your teeth before using a Waterpik. It is recommended by Water Pik itself (!) and it will improve the effectiveness of your toothbrush and toothpaste. After brushing your teeth, use your Water Flosser to remove food debris from your mouth and tongue.
The reason you should brush your teeth before using a Waterpik is that brushing removes bacteria from the surfaces of your mouth to prevent bad breath or other oral health problems later.
Also, some people just find it convenient to brush their teeth before using the Waterpik because they are already in a semi-reclined position and don’t have to worry about getting water on their clothes.
Others argue that brushing your teeth after cleaning with the Waterpik is preferable because you know what can get caught in the previous brushing: food debris, for example.
But this is not true as it is recommended on waterpik.com by themselves to advise dentists to tell their patients.
Some people may also want to use mouthwash – or put some in the water of the container of your Water Flosser – that’s inconvenient if you have leftover toothpaste from the first brushing.
So that solves today’s mystery, brush first, water floss later!
My colleagues from DD & Associates made an amusing video about it:
I’m a General Dental Practitioner from Belgium living in the USA. I work Biotech Dental with my 20+ years of experience working in the dental industry and dealing with 1000’s patients, I hope to inform you and help you with my knowledge and the importance of dental hygiene.