Good oral hygiene is just as important as maintaining a proper diet and regular exercise.
It not only keeps your teeth strong and prevents painful dental problems, but it also helps in the prevention of bad breath.
To be honest here, I’ve never been good at flossing my teeth. I brush daily but flossing is just one of those things I tend to forget about. I know, I know, I should but, when it comes to flossing, I’m lazy. No throwing tomatoes. At least I’m being honest! haha.
One thing I’ve always thought about investing in is a good oral irrigator. The thing is, I’ve never used one but I remember my parents having one when I was a child. I knew it required water but had no idea how it operated and my parents never taught me how to use it or really ever talked about it. And so, I was pretty much clueless about the product.
That is until now. ToiletTree Products introduced me to their new Cordless Rechargeable Oral Irrigator recently and I’m SO glad they did. Although I know I should still floss after meals, using the irrigator before or after brushing is now a regular part of my daily routine (it only takes 5 minutes to brush and irrigate).
My first use was quite amusing to say the least. I had a lot of fun with it and my hubby got a kick out of watching me. haha!
Getting started is really easy. To begin, you fill the water reservoir located just beneath the nozzle in the back. Close the cap and attach one of the two included nozzles.
1.) Water reservoir 2.) Fill reservoir w/ water
3.) Attach nozzle 4.) Select mode
Next, select the mode — normal, soft or pulse and place the nozzle in your mouth. Turn the unit on by pressing the “on” button and you’re in business.
Now remember, I told you this was my first time using an oral irrigator so I had no idea I was supposed to put the nozzle in my mouth before turning it on. I had water shooting out everywhere… all over the walls, on the bathroom mirror, in my face and on my shirt. So, I turned the unit off, wiped everything down and started over.
Alright, I got it this time, put the nozzle in my mouth, THEN turn the irrigator on. Check. As the irrigator runs you can feel the water stream shooting in between your teeth and around your gum line. In normal or pulse mode it may be a little more powerful than you like if you’re not used to flossing frequently. Of course that would be me so I opted for the soft mode to start.
After a few seconds your mouth fills up with water and rather than drinking it and the particles being removed from between your teeth, you spit it out into the sink. So, next turn the unit off. It’s a good idea to keep your thumb on the on/off button or else you could accidentally hit the mode button instead which doesn’t turn the water off. Yep, I did that and once again water went everywhere, including in my eye– think an automatic out-of-control mini super soaker. hahaa!
I seriously needed a bib! hehee
By then I had everything down pat and was able to finish cleaning in and around my teeth (both rows). I did have to stop a few times to refill the water reservoir but it still only took a few minutes. Ahh, my mouth felt SO much cleaner!
1.) Oral irrigator set 2.) Cordless adapter
3.) Battery charger
I had so much fun I called my hubby back into the bathroom so he could take a turn (I really love that this irrigator includes not one but two nozzles). Little did I know, hubby had never used an irrigator either. Oh boy! No, he was lucky, he had me there teaching him the proper steps. And so, he left the bathroom dry. Go figure!
The ToiletTree Oral Irrigator doesn’t take up much room on your counter at all. It’s literally about the size of my rechargeable toothbrush and just as lightweight. And I love that it’s rechargeable so we can use it again and again. Now I just need to buy more nozzles so our kids can use it or purchase a whole new unit which is extremely affordable. Hmm… should I give them an insight into how it works too or just let them figure it out? haha!
ToiletTree cordless rechargeable Oral Irrigators can be purchased online at Amazon.com. The regular list price is $49.95 but it’s currently on sale for $39.95. Plus you can get FREE super saver shipping!
If you’re looking for an affordable, yet healthy gift for a loved one this Christmas, I highly recommend the Cordless Rechargeable Oral Irrigator from ToiletTree Products. It’s lightweight, simple to use and works great!
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