Answers to the most commonly asked questions
Can I use mouthwash and other antibacterial solutions?
Yes. But please be aware that alcohol content from some solutions left in the machine could shorten the life of the product. We recommend that, after each use of a special solution, you thoroughly wash the unit. Fill the tank with plenty of fresh water, point the tip toward the sink and turn on the unit. Allow the unit to run for a while to remove the solution residues, prevent clogging and prolong the life of the product.
Of course, no mouthwash is a replacement for the regular oral care routine of twice-daily brushing and daily flossing. So, even if your dentist recommends or prescribes a mouthwash, you still need to follow your complete oral care routine to maintain good dental health.
If my gums bleed, should I stop using a water flosser?
When you first use ANY water flosser, it's not unusual to see traces of blood in water that you may spit out. DON’T BE ALARMED!!
This is just an indication that your gums are weak and fragile - one of the main reasons why you've started using a water flosser.
WHAT TO DO . . . Use the water flosser at or near the lowest pressure setting - adjusted by the slider on the wand of the WF900.
After a week or two, gradually increase the pressure. As your gum health improves and your gums get stronger, the problem will disappear. Of course, if the problem continues, consult your dental health specialist.