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I read in a few places that one has to use warm water with water flossers (e.g., Waterpik). Why wouldn't cold water be ok too?

E.g., from https://www.waterpik.com/oral-health/blog/waterpik-mouthwash/ (mirror):

all you need in your Water Flosser for clinically proven effectiveness is warm water


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    What has your research shown you already? – JohnP Nov 12 '18 at 14:27
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    I've used a Waterpik, and I know from experience that using cold water can simply be uncomfortable, especially if your tap water is fairly cold, as mine is since it's well water. I seriously doubt that temperature of the water matters in the least to the device's effectiveness. It's just a comfort factor. – Carey Gregory Nov 12 '18 at 16:00
  • @JohnP many guides advise to use warm water but I haven't seen any that explain why – Franck Dernoncourt Nov 12 '18 at 16:08
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Comfort factor only.

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Ted:Why is it recommended to use warm water in the flosser?

Ted:"all you need in your Water Flosser for clinically proven effectiveness is warm water"

Ted:Where is the study proving the clinical effectiveness?

Aleecia :I would be glad to help answer. We recommend warm water as to not cause unnecessary irritation.

Ted:How is warm water more clinically effective than other temperatures?

Ted:Or is the clinical effectiveness independent of the temperature, and warm water is only recommended for the comfort factor?

Aleecia :The only reason why we recommend using warm water is because it may cause less irritation. Purely a comfort factor.

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