How to Clean a Water Flosser Step by Step

by Tim Gordon

A water flosser is an effective device that helps to maintain good oral health hygiene. It gently removes food debris stuck between the teeth and the gum pockets, massaging the gum. 

It is important to clean your water flossers. Doing this will ensure its proper maintenance. It will also help to maximize its effectiveness and longevity. Without good care, your water flosser’s effectiveness will rapidly decline. And this can leave you frustrated and lead to getting a new flosser. 

You don't have to get to this point. This article will give you all you need to know about cleaning your water flosser. There are also general tips perfect for cordless and portable water flossers. Keep reading to learn all.

How to Clean Water Flosser in Three Steps

Some water flossers follow a general cleaning process. But some steps are specific to a water flosser type. These tips are best used to clean a cordless water flosser like Tuski.

First, check the manufacturer’s instructions before cleaning. Generally, to clean a water pick, the three steps you need to carry out are;

Step 1: Clean the Water Tank

The tank unit is retractable and removable. To wash the water tank, use soapy water. To remove the water tank, twist the water tank to the left and pull. Once dry, reinsert the water tank by aligning the notch with the open lock symbol. The water tank should be cleaned at least once a week.

Step 2: Clean the Internal Parts of the Water Flosser

The internal parts of the water flosser should be cleaned with a mild detergent and wiped with a dry cloth. Warm water should be used to clean the internal components and the main body of the water flosser.

Step 3: Clean the Exterior of the Handle and the Flosser Tip

Remove the tip, and soak the handle in warm water and mild detergent for five to seven minutes. Next, rinse the handle and the tip. Then clean with a dry cloth before reinserting it in the water flosser.

Daily Cleaning Steps

Cleaning your water flosser helps to ensure it operates at peak performance. In addition, daily cleaning will help to ensure the longevity of your water flosser. Below are steps to follow;

  • Before cleaning your water flosser, you should unplug the power cord first. This removes any risk of electrocution and makes it safe for cleaning.

  • Don’t immerse the water flosser into any liquid, including water.

  • Wipe the water tank and the water flosser with a damp cloth. This removes dust, grime, and moisture.

  • Dry the water flosser when needed.

    Deep Cleaning Steps

    Cleaning a water flosser is essential to maintain its effectiveness. You should deep clean your water flosser twice a month. Before the deep cleaning, you should note all safety precautions. And this includes unplugging the power cord. Below are steps to follow;

    Clean the water tank

    Empty the water tank by holding it over the sink and tilting it from side to side. You can then fill the water tank with warm water and two to five tablespoons of white vinegar. The diluted vinegar will kill any active bacteria within the water tank. Turn on the water flosser so the vinegar solution works through the tube.

    Clean the internal parts

    The vinegar solution also helps clean the water flosser’s internal parts. The vinegar solution kills the bacteria and the mineral build-up caused by hard water. While cleaning the internal components, be careful not to bend the suction pipe. Instead, clean the tube with a cloth. It would help if you also scoured the filter net of the suction to prevent clogging.

    Clean the external parts

    Primp the water flosser’s external component with a soft cloth. Also, use a mild non-abrasive cleanser. A soft cloth dampened with mild detergent is all you need to do this. Wipe with a dry cloth. Don’t use alcohol, benzene, or other abrasives to clean the water flosser. Also, don’t wash with hot water above 50 degrees Celsius.

    Clean the flosser tips

    Press the tip Lock/Unlock button and remove the jet tip. Clear the flosser tip with water and wipe with a clean cloth. You should replace Tuski Water Flosser tips every three months.

  • Conclusion

    Cleaning your water flosser is essential to maintain its effectiveness. This article explores all you need to know to get the maximum longevity of your water flosser. When cleaning your water flosser, you must pay attention to the tip, the handle, and the water tank. Tuski Water Flosser is the best portable and easy-to-use water flosser available today. You can never go wrong by adding water flossing to your daily oral hygiene.

    Tim Gordon


    Jul 13, 2022

    Tim Gordon is a Chicago-based content writer and editor with 10+ years of experience in technical writing. Tim works closely with both B2C and B2B businesses to help them produce high-quality yet easy-to-digest professional content that provides value to users and educates them. Throughout his career, Tim has crafted blog posts, help guides, white papers, and user manuals in personal care, dental hygiene, wellness, patient education, and more.