HydroFloss Oral Irrigator - Instructions for Use

 

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HydroFloss Usage Instructions:Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator

  1. Fill the reservoir with lukewarm water.
  2. Insert the plug into a 110-120 volt A.C. outlet.
  3. Insert the jet tip into the opening on the handle. Push down firmly!  Jet tip should snap into place.
  4. Turn pressure control knob to the “High” setting.
  5. Direct the jet tip into the bottom of the sink basin and turn the on/off knob to the “On” position.
  6. As soon as water begins to flow from the jet tip, press the water stop button on the handle, and turn the pressure control knob to the setting that you intend to use, that is comfortable to you.
  7. Direct the stream of water towards the gumline at 90 degrees, so that contact is made where the tooth and gums meet.
  8. Maneuver the flow of water from tooth to tooth remembering to pause briefly between each tooth.
  9. Two full reservoirs should be used during each use.
  10. Empty any water remaining in the reservoir after use. Never leave water in the reservoir when your  Hydro Floss® is not in use.

HydroFloss Special Tip  Usage:

  1. Irrigating is a technique that relies on your sense of touch. Therefore, it is a good idea to PRACTICE irrigating while watching yourself in the mirror, without filling the reservoir or turning on the Hydro Floss®. This will allow you to see the technique you will use. Pick a starting point and move the jet tip along your gums and between your teeth. As you practice, watch your movements and remember how it feels.
  2. While irrigating, bend at the waist or tilt your head down over the sink. Leave your mouth partially open and keep your elbow raised. This allows the water to fall into the sink and will keep you and your counter tops dry.
  3. DO NOT attempt to watch yourself in the mirror. You will make a mess!
  4. Do not twist the entire handle of your Hydro Floss® to achieve the correct irrigating angle.  Instead, twist the jet tip itself. The handle design allows the jet tip to be twisted while the irrigator is operating. Twisting the handle will ultimately cause the hose to uncoil and/or kink.
  5. Be sure to press down firmly when returning the reservoir to its place on the base of the Hydro Floss®.  You may use a cup to fill the reservoir. This is easier and less messy.
  6. The Hydro Floss® may take five to ten seconds to begin pumping upon initial use. This is normal.
  7. Always leave the reservoir lid on while not in use.
  8. You may add two or three capfuls of your favorite mouth rinse to the water in the reservoir.
  9. DO NOT add soda, salt or any other abrasive substance to the water in the reservoir as doing so will damage your Hydro Floss®.

Cleaning of HydroFloss:

Daily

  • Always unplug your Hydro Floss before cleaning.
  • Remove the reservoir and wipe dry both the inside and outside surfaces.
  • Wipe dry the base and handle of the Hydro Floss®.
  • Be sure to wipe dry the counter top under and around the Hydro Floss®.

Weekly

  • Always unplug your Hydro Floss before cleaning.
  • Fill the reservoir with very warm water.
  • Turn the pressure control knob to the “High” setting.
  • Place handle in the bottom of the sink.
  • Turn the on/off knob to the “On” position and let reservoir empty into the sink.
  • Repeat those steps.
  • Be sure to dry your Hydro Floss as described in the steps for Daily Cleaning.

Note: A mild cleanser may be used on the surfaces of the base, the reservoir and the jet tips. Never immense base or handle in water.

Important Safeguards: When using electrical appliances, especially when children are present, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including, but not limited to the following:

Precautions: In case where the physician or cardiologist has advised antibiotic pre-medication before dental procedures, consultation is recommended before using this product or any other hygiene aid.

Danger: To reduce the risk of electrocution:

  • Always unplug this product immediately after us.
  • Do not use while bathing.
  • Do not store product where it can fall or be pulled into a bath, shower or sink.
  • No not place in or drop into water or other liquid.
  • Do not reach for a product that has fallen into water. Unplug immediately.

Warning: To reduce the risks of burns, electrocution, fire or injury to persons:

  • This product should never be left unattended when plugged in.
  • Close supervision is necessary when this product is used by, on or near children or adults requiring assistance.
  • Use this product only for it's intended use as described in the manual. Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Never operate this product if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the product to the original point of purchase for examination and repair.
  • Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
  • Never use while drowsy.
  • Never drop or insert any object into any opening or hose.
  • Do not use outdoors or where oxygen is being administered.
  • Unplug this product before filling. Do not overfill.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: I have dental implants. Which tip should I use?
Answer: Eighty percent of the time, a regular jet tip is ideal for basic irrigation. To irrigate subgingivally (under the gum) use the sulcus tip or the pocket pal tip. Cannulas may also be used per your dentist’s recommendation.

Question: Is it necessary to rotate out my tips?
Answer: Yes. We suggest that you discard of your tip and use a new one every 60-90 days (depending on usage) just as you would your toothbrush.

Question: Are there any special instructions for subgingival irrigation?
Answer: Yes. Always irrigate with a regular jet tip to remove debris before you irrigate with a subgingival tip. This prevents any loose debris from entering pockets during subgingival irrigation.