As people pay more attention to personal oral care, more and more oral care products have been produced. The electric water flosser is one of them. The water flosser is a household oral cleaning appliance developed by American medical scientists based on the defects of toothbrush and dental floss. It is an essential sanitary appliance for many families in Europe and the United States, and many people are obsessed with this comfortable dental care gadget.
The principle of the water flosser
The principle of the tooth flusher is to pressurize the water through the pump body, which can generate 800 to 1600 ultra-fine high-pressure pulse water columns per minute, just like the high-pressure water gun is easy to clean the car. Appropriate water flow has proved that it can effectively clean people's teeth and oral cavity. And the cleaning effect of the water flosser is mainly realized by the impact force of the high-speed water jet sprayed at a certain pressure, and the cleaning effect is achieved by the impact force of its own water flow. And this high-pressure pulsed water column can wash into any part of the oral cavity, including the areas where are not easily reached between the teeth and deep gums by other gadgets like toothbrushes, dental floss, toothpicks.
The functions of the water flosser
It is very common to remove plaque by mechanical friction with a toothbrush. Although brushing your teeth in the morning and evening can remove most of the plaque remaining on the teeth, the plaque hidden between the teeth and the gingival sulcus is hard to reach by the bristles. However, the dental flosser can remove food residues and harmful bacteria trapped in the gaps between teeth, effectively preventing tooth decay. It can massage and stimulate the gums, improve blood circulation and relieve toothache. What’s more, it can efficiently clean orthodontic appliances, especially suitable for people who are undergoing orthodontic correction or wearing dentures to clean their mouths.
Is a Waterpik an alternative to an electric toothbrush?
The two items serve different but complementary roles. The electric toothbrush brushes the external surfaces of the teeth while the Waterpik cleans the gaps between your teeth. One cannot, therefore, serve the function of the other. In a nutshell, brushing teeth twice a day and flossing once a day both are greatly significant to enhance your dental health. They can also prevent gingivitis and other oral health problems that can be problematic later in life.
People who are recommended to use water flossers
Although the flushing device cannot replace the teeth cleaning, its contribution to cleaning the teeth and maintaining oral health is still distinctive, especially the following people are more recommended to use the water flosser.
- People who have large gaps between their teeth and tend to stuff their teeth. As we age, our gums recede and the gap between the teeth becomes larger. Compared with toothpicks, dental flushers can not only effectively remove food residues, but are also gentler and less likely to damage the gums.
- People with periodontal diseases such as bad mouth smell, inflammation, tooth decay, etc. Although the prevention of oral diseases is still the focus, the correct use of water flooser and maintaining good oral hygiene are also the key to successful periodontal disease treatment and reducing recurrence! Studies have shown that the gum index (GI) and plaque index (PLI) decreased by 58.4% and 62.9%, respectively, after using the flushing device correctly for 3 months. Therefore, the water flosser can significantly reduce the adhesion of plaque in patients with periodontal disease. To improve gum inflammation, it is an effective auxiliary oral cleaning appliance for patients who suffer from oral disease.
- People undergoing orthodontics. People who have experienced orthodontics can appreciate how difficult it is to brush their teeth when wearing an appliance. However, it is much more convenient to have a flushing device, since all corners and corners can be taken care of, no longer afraid of hanging vegetables on the braces.
- People with dentures and dental implants Such people need to pay more attention to oral hygiene. Because the denture in the oral cavity is easier residual food residues, which led to the natural tooth caries occurring. Therefore, not only do we need to use a water flosser, but also teach elders to use it for better oral health.