A tool that should not be missing from any of our grooming kit.
Generations ago, when toothbrushes first came into widespread use, many people saw them as something out of the ordinary, unnatural, eccentric, even dangerous.
Nowadays, the oral irrigator is viewed in the same way.
The care of the teeth, the maintenance of the whole oral hygiene is, first of all, the responsibility of each individual person, it is the dentist through regular check-ups and regular hygiene who checks, completes and corrects the way we care for our teeth.
It is unrealistic to think that annual visits to the dentist are sufficient and can compensate for lack of diligence in our own oral hygiene.
The use of a oral irrigator has been shown to be effective, especially for patients with orthodontic appliances, dental implants, fixed and removable prosthetic restorations, periodontal patients, children and the elderly who lack the dexterity to perform a thorough oral hygiene.
The purpose of using the oral irrigator is to remove bacterial plaque and food debris by spraying a solution under pressure onto the surface of the teeth, between the teeth and the subgingival.
This oral irrigator uses various pressurized solutions.
It is effective in reducing gingival inflammation when used as an adjunct to mechanical plaque and tartar removal by removing irritating factors from gingival grooves and periodontal pockets.
The rinsing solutions used in the oral irrigator are:
These solutions have a pleasant taste and freshen the breath.
Method of use:
The tip of the cannula is oriented at an angle of 45° towards the interproximal, buccal and oral gingival sulcus so that by the time the reservoir is emptied, all tooth surfaces are covered with irrigation.
There are two types of irrigation: supragingival and subgingival.
Supragingival irrigations are intended to remove bacterial plaque from the surface of the teeth, thus sanitizing these surfaces, preventing gingivitis or reducing existing gingival inflammation.
Subgingival irrigations achieve direct reduction of the bacterial flora to prevent the onset of periodontal disease and temper gingival inflammation.
Mouth irrigation with this oral irrigator or hydro-jet oral irrigator removes bacterial plaque, slows down tartar deposition, prevents gingivitis.
Particular effectiveness has been observed in the use of irrigations around dental implants, prosthetic restorations, dental immobilization and orthodontic appliances.
It should be noted that oral irrigations help, complement, not replace the classical methods of mechanical plaque removal: brushing and flossing.