Currently the dental clinics worldwide increasingly interested in improving their oral health through careful care using the best elements for mechanical and chemical plaque control.
And while it is true that we all know that the best instrument for removing food debris is the electric toothbrush, and that stannous fluoride paste is surely the best multi-beneficial agent at a chemical level to treat most oral problems, one of the doubts that most frequently arises is whether or not to use a dental irrigator.
Who should use a dental irrigator?
Any person with a fixed prosthesis such as crowns, caps or bridges, attached to teeth or on implantscan benefit from the use of an irrigator, as it will help clean areas where food debris can hardly be removed without the help of dental floss or a jet of pressurised water.
In addition, the persons suffering from periodontal diseaseand who have 'pockets' or large spaces between their teeth caused by gum loss, will find that a dental irrigator helps them to improve their hygiene considerably.
Finally, the patients wearing orthodontics with brackets of any kindIf you are using a dental irrigator, you will also appreciate the use of a dental irrigator, which will help you to perform a deep cleaning in any area of your mouth.
Which toothbrush should I choose?
The only difference is provided by the oxygen microbubble technology, patented by the Oxyjet irrigators, the most recommended for interproximal hygiene.which, in addition to removing food debris, help to eliminate anaerobic bacteria due to the presence of oxygen in the most difficult to reach areas.
As a result, the Oxyjet irrigators can provide the greatest possible control over the bacterial flora, thereby reducing the effects of periodontal disease and reduce the number of bacteria present in the mouth of the patient.
Meanwhile, the rest of the water irrigators for dental cleaning, such as Airfloss or Waterpik, are limited to offering a continuous or discontinuous flow of water that, effectively, helps to remove food debris, but without offering any control over bacteria, so the only resource they can offer is a variation of the power of the water jet.