Oral health problems can take any number of forms, but gum disease is an especially troublesome condition. When the gums start to deteriorate, it’s only a matter of time before serious problems start to affect the teeth. When left untreated, gum disease not only affects your oral health but can also trigger other medical problems in the body. For these reasons, it’s important to keep the gums healthy and teeth clean. As important as brushing and flossing are to oral health, these practices can only do so much as far as oral hygiene goes. Adding an oral irrigation component offers the best protection against developing gum disease. If you’re looking to decrease your risk for gum disease, a good oral irrigator offers the level of protection most needed to ward off gum disease. This means it doesn’t just flush debris from between the teeth and gums but also delivers an added layer of protection for the teeth. The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator does just that.
What Causes Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, results from bacteria-ridden plaque that builds up along the teeth and gum line. When left untreated, bacterial growth causes the gums to become inflamed. Over time, the gums and teeth deteriorate as inflammation worsens. Often, the gums begin to recede from the teeth. Tooth loss may also occur. A number of factors can increase your likelihood of developing gum disease. Common risk factors include:
- Genetic predisposition
- Certain medications, such as anti-depressants, heart medicines, and oral contraceptives
- Tobacco use
It’s not uncommon for gum disease to co-occur with other serious health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. In spite of these serious implications, gum disease seldom causes pain, so warning signs can be difficult to spot. Signs to watch out for include bleeding gums, swollen gums, persistent bad breath, separations between the teeth, and loose teeth.
An Ongoing Need for Oral Irrigation
More than anything else, minimizing or eliminating plaque buildup offers the best defense against gum disease. While brushing your teeth on a regular basis is a good start, plaque materials often lodge in places where brushing can’t reach. Likewise, flossing may pick up where brushing leaves off, but it can still miss hard to reach areas. In order to address the plaque problem on all fronts, a more in-depth approach is needed. Oral irrigation devices provide the type of intricate cleaning that prevents bacteria-ridden plaque from forming along the gum line. Oral irrigation uses water to dislodge food materials and plaque from hard to reach places along the teeth and, especially, along the gum line. Since bacteria growth in the gums causes gum disease, addressing the problem at the root means keeping the gums clean.
The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator – An Advanced Technology
The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator is an advanced dental device that’s designed to reach the areas that brushing and regular flossing miss. Hydro Floss directs a high-pressure, pulsating stream of water between the teeth and along the gum line where hard to reach plaque and food materials lodge. The device uses an advanced system design that works well with most any type of dental condition, including bridgework, implants, crowns, bleeding gums, and braces. The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator uses an advanced system design that combines oral irrigation with the science of magnetics to better protect the teeth and gums against plaque buildup. In a nutshell, magnetics prevent plaque from forming. It does this by keeping bacteria and food materials from solidifying so these materials remain in a liquid state. A research study evaluating the effectiveness of Hydro Floss at eliminating plaque showed participants who used the device had 64 percent less plaque compared to participants who didn’t use Hydro Floss. Combined with the pulsating action of oral irrigation, the magnetics component makes it that much easier to keep your teeth and gums clean. Rather than just getting rid of plaque, Hydro Floss protects the teeth from plaque buildup, which greatly reduces your risk of developing gum disease.
The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator device offers a range of features to accommodate most anyone’s dental hygiene needs. Key features include:
- Adjustable water pressure to accommodate your comfort preference
- Reservoir compartment for adding mouthwash or special medications
- Pack of four tips that work with different types of dental work, such as braces and bridges
- A maximum water pressure of 60 psi (pounds per square inch), considered the safest and most effective pressure level for gum tissue
- A pulsating stream of water, at 1,200 pulses per minute
A Complete Dental Hygiene Program
Dental hygiene not only determines the health of the mouth but also the health of the body. A complete dental hygiene program thoroughly cleans the teeth and gums and helps prevent plaque from forming. When combined with regular brushing and flossing, the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator greatly reduces your risk of developing gum disease while protecting your teeth along the way.