Did you recently get a water flosser? That's terrific!
You are definitely on the right track for optimum oral hygiene. We’re sure there are a number of questions on your mind right now, like how to use it and how to clean it.
But there is one very important question that you might have overlooked and that is “Can you share a water flosser?”
water flossers are great, can I share it with my family?
If you have used a water flosser before then you'll know just how awesome and incredibly efficient it really is. It stands to reason that you would probably want your family to have the same amount of oral hygiene as yourself.
But considering the substantial amount of money that you have probably paid for your personal water flosser, you maybe considering sharing yours around.
Before you go ahead with this, make sure you read this article so you can make the best decision on whether or not you can or should share you water flosser.
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GeT To know the important parts of a water flosser device
To answer this question, you should probably know first what a water flosser is made of. It is an advanced device that has many parts that could be assembled and disassembled.
The main parts are the housing unit, the water reservoir, the handle and the tip where the water jet is emitted.
Most devices on the market nowadays come with many spare parts and replaceable items, but none more important than the working tips.
Other parts of the device that don’t actually go in your mouth are okay to share, as long as they are cleaned and maintained with efficiency.
water flosser tip: the most important part
The tip however is a different matter, you SHOULD NOT under any circumstances SHARE your flosser tip with anyone. So basically, treat your tip as you would your tooth brush. Your own!
So if you are buying a water flosser and planning on using it for your entire household, make sure you have enough tips for all your family members before leaving the store.
If you are still wondering “Why all the fuss.. What’s the worst that could happen even if I decide to share the flosser tip?”
why you shouldn't share you water flosser tip with your family
The answer to this question needs to come directly from a dentist, so here are the words directly from the mouth of Dr. Mohamed Tarek Galal.
He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the American Academy Of Cosmetic Dentistry.
The risks of bacteria and fungi
family can also be a risk
So Can you share a water flosser with your family?
You've made quite an understandable investment in your oral hygiene, so it's no wonder you'd want to share your water flosser to save some money.
But now that you have read all the risk factors above, is that really the best thing to do?
At the very least, get your family their own water floss tips, you can buy these in several different colors just like a tooth brush.
This will makes i much easier and safer to ensure you are using your own personal water flosser tip each time you brush.
In conclusion, If you are thinking “Can you share a water flosser”, our professional answer is that: If you could afford it and have sufficient space, consider buying a separate device for each family member.
But if not, DO NOT, we repeat, DO NOT share the tips that actually go inside the mouth.