How to clean the dental irrigator: Tips to keep it in perfect condition

We expose you how to clean the irrigator step by step

To ensure that your irrigator has a long useful life, from time to time you will need to perform a little maintenance on it, as well as a complete cleaning of the structure. Throughout this article we will give you the guidelines to follow on how to clean the Waterpik efficiently.

How to clean the dental irrigator tank with soap and water or vinegar

The first piece you should start with is the water tank. Being in constant contact with tap water, limescale will accumulate on the walls. And, if you haven't dried it properly after each use, layers of bacteria will also form.

To clean it, follow these steps:

  1. Wearing soapclean to deposit fund.
  2. pour vinegarand let it act for about 15 minutes.
  3. After empty the deposit, return to wash it with soap and wateror in the dishwasher.
  4. Before putting it back in the irrigator, be sure to dry it good.

How to clean the internal parts of the dental flosser with vinegar or hydrogen peroxide

Tap water not only contains limescale, there are also mineral microorganisms that adhere to the walls of the filters and irrigator tubes, obstructing the flow of water.

To remove these remains, you must follow these steps:

  1. Fill the tank with hot water and 2-4 tablespoons of vinegar (depending on whether it is a cordless or tabletop irrigator) or hydrogen peroxide (baking soda) . Stir to mix well.
  2. Activate the irrigator and shoot the jet until you have emptied half the tank.
  3. Wait 20 minutes, so that the vinegar that has passed through the filters acts.
  4. Repeat the process until the tank is completely empty.
  5. Finally, repeat the processthis time alone with hot water.

How to clean dental irrigator nozzles with hot water or vinegar

As with irrigator filters, the nozzles accumulate traces of water inside, but they can be easily cleaned.

  1. Fill a container with hot water and add two tablespoons of vinegar.
  2. Submerge the nozzles inside for 10 minutes.
  3. After dry them Well, perform the steps in the previous point, to clean both the interior of the irrigator and any debris that may have remained in the nozzles.

How to clean the dental flosser handle with a damp cloth or alcohol

Being in constant contact with your hands, and splashing water, the handle can become contaminated with bacteria, so it must be cleaned regularly. And no, just water will not suffice:

  1. clean with soap and water the handle.
  2. next, add a few drops of alcohol to a damp cloth and clean it again.
  3. To clean the inside dip it in a container with water and four tablespoons of vinegar for 10 minutes.
  4. dry it with a dry cloth.

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