How Water Jet Teeth Cleaning Can Improve Your Oral Hygiene
What Is a Water Flosser?
You might call it a water jet or a water pick, but in the world of dental health, the name water flosser might be more descriptive. This oral cleansing appliance uses a motor and pump to produce a stream of pressurized, pulsating water to flow from a reservoir and exit through a narrow mouthpiece. This targeted water stream serves as a liquid jet of dental floss to help remove plaque, food particles, and bacteria from teeth and gums. Some find it easier and more comfortable to use than regular string dental floss. Dental research indicates that water flossing is more effective at removing plaque and controlling gingivitis than string flossing. The Interplak® by Conair® Cordless Portable Water Flossing System (see image at left) is one of the most convenient dental water flossers available. It runs on 2 AA batteries, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go.
Interplak® by Conair® also offers a selection of water jet systems for the whole family, featuring adjustable pressure settings and interchangeable tips.
How Can Water Jet Teeth Cleaning Help Me?
When it comes to flossing, everyone knows the challenge of wrestling that string of dental floss between those molars and grinders in the back of the mouth. That’s where the water flosser comes in! Although it does not completely replace flossing in your daily dental hygiene routine, water flossers can do some things that regular string flossing can’t do.
The stream of water from a water jet is more effective at getting beneath the gum line where acids and bacteria can hide. While everyone can benefit from the use of a water flosser, there are certain situations in which it can be especially advantageous. Water jet teeth cleaning for people who have braces, complicated dental work, or gum disease can offer a valuable enhancement to your oral care routine. Of course, you should always consult with your dentist or periodontist on how to treat your teeth and gums.
When it comes to gum disease, the best defense is a good offense! So, to help guard against the development of gingivitis or periodontitis, consider an Interplak® by Conair® Water Jet to clean and remove plaque from the places brushing and flossing can’t reach. If you are being treated for periodontal disease, chances are you will have some remaining periodontal pockets. An Interplak® by Conair® Water Jet subgingival tip will deeply yet gently clean the pockets for optimum oral health.
People who wear braces need to be especially conscientious about their oral care. If plaque remains on the teeth and around the braces, the wearer can develop swollen gums, bad breath, discolored teeth and cavities. Using a water jet is exceptionally effective when it comes to removing plaque and food particles between the teeth and around the braces. Just follow your standard brushing and flossing routine with a daily water jet treatment, and when those braces come off, you’ll have a beautiful, healthy smile!
Implants, crowns, and bridges are a big investment – and can be a challenge to keep clean. Make sure you protect your investment by cleaning under bridges, around crowns and on all the surfaces above and around your implants. The pulsating action of the Interplak® by Conair® Water Jet is engineered to clean those hard-to-reach areas where food and bacteria get trapped.
The Complete Dental Cleansing Routine
Effective dental care starts with regularly brushing your teeth. Choosing the right toothbrush and using it with the proper technique is the foundation for a healthy-looking, radiant smile. Add to that a flossing ritual that removes food particles and bacteria from between the teeth, the places where tooth decay and cavities are most likely to develop. Finish up with a little mouthwash or the proper use of a fluoride rinse and you have an excellent chance of avoiding tooth decay and keeping your original teeth for life.
As with so many different areas of personal health, technology is making valuable contributions to dental hygiene with the development of dental cleaning tools that we can use at home. One of the most effective is the pulsating, electric toothbrush. By taking much of the work out of brushing, this powered toothbrush has encouraged users to have a more consistent and effective oral care program, especially children, who are most vulnerable to cavities and gum disease. Interplak® by Conair® offers some excellent, powered toothbrushes for the whole family, such as the Opticlean™ Cordless Rechargeable Power Plaque Remover. See image at left.
Visit Conair Personal Health online to discover the complete line of dental health tools available at a participating retail store in your area.