Life hack: use an irrigator to get rid of plaque

Oral care should include more than brushing your teeth twice a day. It is also necessary to pay attention (and time) to inaccessible areas between the teeth - and do it regularly and at least once a day. Thus, you will not allow the formation of solid plaque (stones), and also get rid of stuck food.

An irrigator can do the job perfectly - a device that generates a high-pressure water stream that rinses out areas where a regular toothbrush does not reach in a matter of seconds. With regular use, the irrigator may well replace with professional cleaning and even become an excellent means of preventing periodontitis1414 .

In addition, this device is an absolute mustache for people who have braces, crowns, bridges, implants and veneers. The irrigator is also useful for those whose teeth fit too tightly to each other, as well as those who are worried about bad breath.

Irrigators can be stationary and portable, on batteries or powered by a network, having a water tank or attached directly to the tap. Stationary, as a rule, are more bulky, but they have more modes and capabilities. Portable ones easily fit in your bag - you can take them with you on vacation or at work.

So when buying, it is important to consider who, when and where is going to use the device. At the same time, do not forget to consult a dentist - perhaps he will also give any recommendations.

When using the irrigator, you should start with the weakest modes. A strong stream can cause bleeding from the gums. The nozzle must be directed at an angle of 90 degrees to the surface of the teeth and bent so that water flows from the mouth into the sink.

It is necessary to move the device from one area to another in order to evenly pass the entire oral cavity.

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