Can I adjust the pressure if my gums are sensitive?
Yes, since the water force behind the ToothShower technology is adjustable with a comfort dial, it is recommended to start on the lower pressure until your gums are comfortable to the pressure. Since it is used in the shower, warm water is always available to aid against cold sensitivity. You may find the Sensitive Gum Tip more comfortable, which is available on our website under Accessories.
How can I adjust the water pressure to my accessory tips?
There are three different ways to easily adjust the water pressure.
First, use the Comfort Pressure Dial by turning it slowly to the right (starting at the OFF position).
Second, turn the Water Diverter Valve Handle to increase or decrease the water pressure to the ToothShower. The more water flow diverted to the ToothShower, the stronger the it’s flow to the accessory tips. The Gum Massager works at its optimal capability with all water diverted to the ToothShower.
Third, some showers can have the water pressure increased or decreased at the shower faucet/knob by pulling or pushing on the knob. It is recommended to start on the lowest water pressure until your gums are comfortable with water flossing.
Can you use mouthwash or tooth whitener in the ToothShower?
Yes, some ToothShower models have been designed to be filled with a mouth rinse to kill germs and freshen breath. You can also use a whitening, desensitizing or fluoridated mouthwash, depending on the desired results. Do not use with mouth rinses containing essential oils as they may damage the device.
Can the device be shared?
Yes, there are four color options (red, blue, white, grey) on the collar of the accessories. The ToothShower comes with the standard white collar. The other colors are available on our website.
The ToothShower model without the mouthwash feature has an additional accessory storage cup to allow for more users.
Can the ToothShower clean the tongue?
Yes, the toothbrushes have shorter firmer bristles on the back of the head that can be used to clean debris and dead cells off the tongue.
Is there a recommended order to utilizing the three accessories?
No, all three accessories reach their own unique areas. This ensures that plaque is removed thoroughly and helps build better oral care habits. Our BRUSH. FLUSH. MASSAGE. tagline is meant as a suggested order.
How is the dual-headed toothbrush recommended to be used?
It is recommended that this soft-bristled toothbrush be used in a circular motion to brush the entire visible surfaces and the gum line. The dual headed toothbrush is conveniently reaching both the cheek-side and tongue-side simultaneously. You can use and store your own fluoridated toothpaste in the shower. Use a back and forth motion with the short blue bristles (on the backside of the brush head) to clean the chewing surfaces of your teeth. It is recommended that you replace the toothbrush every 3 months.
How do I use the irrigating tip?
The irrigating tip is placed at a 90-degree angle to the gum line. The tip is moved along the gum line to clean above and below the gum and in between the teeth. The irrigating tip can be used on the inside (tongue-side) and outside (cheek-side) of the teeth. It takes about 60 seconds to clean between the teeth by spending a couple of seconds per interproximal (between teeth) space. The irrigating tip is recommended to be replaced every 6 months.
How do I use the irrigating gum massager?
The gum massager/irrigator flushes water from the cheek-side out through tongue-side of the teeth removing food and bacteria debris. It is placed directly onto the gum tissue surrounding the teeth for massaging the gums while irrigating. The massager can be moved left-right / up-down. The gum massager is recommended to be replaced every 6 months. Please note: the gum massager is most efficient with all the water diverted from the showerhead to the ToothShower for this brief time of use.
How does the ToothShower work with braces?
Flossing is very difficult and frustrating with braces. Oral irrigation has been proven to be very effective in removing debris around orthodontic bands. All three accessories attachments are designed to be effective for use with braces.
Is ToothShower safe to use if you have periodontal pockets?
Yes, the full depth of the periodontal pocket may not be reached, but the water flushing can assist in treating the progression of the periodontal disease. Please consult with your dental professional as to treating periodontal pockets deeper than 4 mm or if you have recently had periodontal surgery.
Can children safely use it?
ToothShower has been designed for use by children age 13 years of age and over. Children under age 13 should be supervised by an adult while using the ToothShower.
Do I have to use the ToothShower every day to be effective?
No, cleaning between the teeth is effective to promote good oral health whether done once a week or seven times a week. However, to be most effective, at least once a day is recommended.