It is essential to carry out a good daily oral cleaning, since the accumulation of food remains in the mouth can cause significant damage to both the teeth and the adjacent tissues. Good oral hygiene is synonymous with oral health and general health.

To carry out complete oral hygiene, correct brushing is necessary after each intake, at least twice a day and lasting approximately 2 minutes, performing all the movements required for the correct expulsion of food.

Likewise, the complementary use of floss or interproximal brushes is also highly recommended to remove food debris from the spaces between the teeth. As well, the realization of mouthwashes with oral mouthwashes.

Auxiliary methods for dental cleaning

The most commonly used auxiliary methods include flossing and mouthwashes.

In addition to dental floss and mouthwash, there are devices that will allow you to wash away the remains of food and bacteria. Currently, the most recommended device is the pressurized water flosser.

Among the many advantages of the oral irrigator we find: simplicity of use, deep cleaning of the gum, removal of bacterial plaque, better cleaning around dental implants and reduction of periodontal diseases, among others.

This device is especially indicated in dental implant patients. The pressurized water is able to penetrate between the crowns of the implants, which keeps them perfectly free of bacterial plaque and food debris.

In the case of people with deep gingival pockets periodontal disease, the pressurized water irrigator will allow them to eliminate bacterial plaque that cannot be removed with toothbrushing. As well, this device allows the best cleaning for the patient with dental orthodontics.

Using the oral irrigator

  • Reservoir for water must be complete.
  • Select and place the most suitable tip for the needs of each case.
  • Place the chosen tip in the irrigator cannula.
  • Select irrigation pressure. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, it is recommended to start with a low pressure and gradually increase it until you reach the desired pressure.
  • Move the tip of the device over the area to be cleaned and allow the irrigator to work long enough in each area.
  • If it is used for the whole mouth, it is recommended to start with the posterior teeth and progress towards the anterior teeth.
  • The tip must be slid along the edge of the gum and also along the edge of the teeth. This tip must be placed at a 90º angle to the surface to be cleaned.
  • Turn off the device at the end of the procedure.

Finally, we are faced with a very simple system, which does not pose any problem and given its great benefits, it is an instrument increasingly used in patients during their oral hygiene routine. The specialists of our dental clinic Smile Care Plymouth Dental Plymouth advise its use given its high benefits, especially in people with implants or orthodontics.



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