What Is Oral Irrigation?
What is Oral Irrigation?
You may have heard us talking about the Waterpik in our office. This is our favorite oral hygiene tool for oral irrigation and we routinely recommend the Waterpik for many of our patients. Oral irrigators were first developed in 1962 as an alternative to dental flossing. An oral irrigator uses a stream of pressurized, pulsating water to clean between teeth and below the gum line. As a result, harmful deep periodontal pocket bacteria that could not otherwise be reached through brushing or flossing, is flushed out and removed.
Adding an oral irrigator to your routine can be invaluable in the fight against gum disease. Specifically, oral water irrigators ...