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How to Water Floss with nufloss? (Guide with pictures)

1. Fill the water reservoir.

  • You can use lukewarm water, but don’t use water that is uncomfortably hot.
  • Add a small cup of mouthwash twice a week to create a sterile environment.
  • Do not use baking soda or salt water as you may block the pipes of the nufloss. 

2. Select and place your preferred nozzle/tip.

  • Choose the nozzle that works best for you. The options are the classic jet nozzle, the periodontal nozzle, the orthodontic nozzle, the tongue cleaner tip and the toothbrush tip.
  • Place and lock the nozzle/tip in place on the nufloss handle.

3. Place the nozzle/tip in your mouth.

  • Start with your back teeth. Hold the tip away from the teeth and gums rather than touching them directly.
  • Lean over the sink so you don’t splash water on your countertop.
  • You can either start with the outside of the teeth or the inside, but make sure you spray every interdental area where a regular brush can't reach.

4. Turn on nufloss.

  • Press the on-button.
  • Start with the low pressure setting.
  • Increase the water pressure as you go along to a rate that is comfortable.

5. Follow your gum line.

  • Go tooth by tooth to ensure you get everything. Aim for the top of the tooth, the baseline of the gum and the space between each tooth.
  • Trace both from behind your teeth and from the front. Essentially, you’ll be making four passes to reach the front and back of both and bottom rows.
  • Hold nufloss for about two second over each tooth.
  • The entire process should last for about two minutes but take your time to rinse if you feel like it.

6. Empty the water tank.

  • You should pour out any remaining water.
  • Leaving stale water in the reservoir can cause bacteria to grow.


This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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