Thursday, January 10, 2013

Do NOT Put Baking Soda Into Your Hydro Floss

Repeat: Please Do Not Put Baking Soda Into Your Hydro Floss 

I know that there are more than a few good healers and doctors out there who tell people about the power of the Hydro Floss.  Some are very public about it and have a large audience. 

I commend them greatly for that because it is truly a service to public health when more people understand what the HydroFloss oral irrigator is and what it can do for them.    I also  know that many people, after discovering the results they obtain, want to tell others about this wonderful tool.

When their dentist or hygienist tells them how much healthier their gums are looking, it is exciting.  To know that you will avoid expensive treatments and possibly avoid the loss of teeth as well is not just a relief, it is a victory

I agree that the Hydro Floss is exactly what nearly every family needs.  I do NOT agree when well meaning people tell people to put baking soda into their Hydro Floss.

The Reasons

First of all, it is not necessary to do that.   The Hydro Floss is a powerful tool that works well on tap water alone.  You do not have to put anything extra into it.   You can read my guide to more fully understand the reasons why.

Second, it can damage the machine.   Without the Hydro Floss working, the person who own's it loses all of the benefits.

If you Must Use Baking Soda 

If you must use baking soda, why not just simply put a teaspoon in a full cup of water and make a mouthwash out of it?

You can use it separately from your Hydro Floss.   Just do not put it IN your Hydro Floss it can destroy the machine.  

I also feel compelled to say that you should not brush your teeth with baking soda, I will explain why in a separate post sometime.

In any case, you definitely should not put baking soda in your Hydro Floss.

Thanks again to those people with a large audience who are telling people about the Hydro Floss.

I hope that I adequately explained why you should NOT use or tell people to put baking soda in their Hydro Floss machines. 

In actuality, you don't need to.   You can read how to get the most out of your Hydro Floss AND measure your results objectively with this guide that I personally wrote.

If you have any questions, please do feel free to call me at the number below.

You might also be interested in reading:

Why you may not want to brush your teeth with baking soda.  



  1. Wow, I'm so glad you could just tell us a few times repeatedly to not put baking soda in without giving any evidence or backup as to exactly how it would damage the water flosser. For the record, as long as you rinse the water flosser out after using it with anything besides water, it's perfectly fine to add things to the water. This article lacks many things, including a solid point.

    1. Thanks for your comment, anonymous. Yes, it will damage your machine and you should NOT put baking soda in your hydrofloss. I wish you the best.

  2. I have spared so much utilizing this and I generally prescribe it to anybody.

  3. Please explain exactly how baking soda will cause damage. What exact damage do you have evidence for or have been told about. Thanks