More than 75% of people over the age of 35 have gum disease, a serious infection that can have a devastating effect on your smile. Gum disease can lead to swelling, bleeding and tooth loss. It is caused by bacteria that feeds on the plaque and tartar in your mouth.
Adding an oral irrigator to your routine can be invaluable in the fight against gum disease, it use water to flush out particles between your teeth.Oral irrigators provide the following advantages:
- Easy to use
- Gentle on your gums
- Remove 99% plaque
- Improve bad breath
- Reduce the incidence of gum bleeding
- Flush out deep pockets in gums infected with gum disease
Oral irrigation is often recommended for people by dentists. Sensitive gums, orthodontic appliances, diabetes, dental implants, and non-compliance are all reasons why use oral irrigation. For people with sensitive gums, oral irrigators are an excellent alternative, and should be used on a regular basis. People with orthodontic appliances are also good candidates for using an oral irrigation system. Studies have found that people with braces and other orthodontic devices who use an oral irrigator with a specialized tip after brushing, remove five times as much plaque as those who only brush.
People undergoing dental implants need to be especially careful about oral cleanliness, and can benefit from the use of oral irrigators as well. Implant failure is a risk if plaque build-up increases to the extent that it inflames the surrounding gum tissue. Oral irrigation helps to reduce the overall amount of plaque, occurrence of gingivitis, and the incidence of gum bleeding.