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Benefits of using an oral irrigator.
Water flossers, also called oral irrigators, are personal care devices to help you improve your oral health at home. Designed with a motor and pump, water jets spray pressurized, pulsating water from a reservoir through the flosser tip and then into your mouth. The active water pressure removes plaque, food particles and bacteria, and stimulates gum tissue, all things that contribute to better overall health, not just for your mouth. There are also air flossers that use air pressure to do the job, and they are also gentle and easy to use. Both types of oral irrigators are considered effective in preventing gum disease, chronically bleeding gums, dry mouth, and simply removing food stuck in between your teeth. Additionally, air and water flossers can be used safely with braces, dental implants, and other dental work. Many people find using these devices to be much easier and more effective than string flossing and prefer it because it they can avoid putting their hands into their mouth. However, using a water jet on a regular basis may improve gum health and help prevent plaque buildup on teeth.
Choosing the best water flosser for you.
There are several top brands that design electric water and air flossers, and Best Buy carries a large selection to make it easier to choose the right one. Some models have a refillable tank that sits on the charging dock and then the water travels through an attached cord. If you want to be able to travel with your flosser, opt for a cordless water flosser that has a reservoir tank built into the handle that fits nicely into your toiletry bag. To make sure that you don’t run out of power while you’re at home or on the go, keep extra household batteries on hand to replace when needed. Most dentists recommend that water flossing be used in addition to brushing with an electric toothbrush as well as flossing with string floss to make sure that all bases are covered in the defense against all forms of dental maladies.