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Learning to use a Water Pick
After my dentist said that I needed to do more to keep my dental plaque under control, I had a think about what I could try to help the problem. As I clean my teeth after every meal and use floss (albeit carefully around my crowns) at night, I felt at a bit of a loss. A bit of research unearthed information on using a water pick. This sprays a jet of water which is directed at the gum line, and removes plaque and debris. I was pleased to learn that it does not loosen crowns. So I ordered one, which arrived last night. After charging it up, I filled it with water and turned it on. Instantly a jet of water as straight and tight as a laser beam shot past my ear. Frantically trying to turn it off, I turned it to pulse mode and then to an even fiercer jet, before finally switching it off. OK, so only turn it on when it is actually in your mouth. I started with the moderate jet and after nearly abrading my gums a few times, I started to use it properly. It was surprisingly good; I tried using floss afterwards and there was nothing left for it to remove. So it looks like the regime will be electric toothbrush, interdental brushes and water pick.
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