The dental water jet, or dental shower, is the ideal ally in the daily care of the oral cavity. Here’s how to find your way around buying.
For even more accurate oral hygiene, there has been a valid, economical and ecological ally for many years. That’s what thedental water jet, also called “dental shower”, how to use it and how to choose the most suitable model for you.
Dental Water Flosser: What is it?
It is an electronic device equipped with a pump that sends a gentle but targeted jet of water to eliminate food residues from the gums. In practice, it is theliquid equivalent of dental floss, but as such it does not replace either dental floss or toothbrush; rather, it supports them in their daily oral cleaning routines.
All models on the market have interchangeable spouts to ensure hygiene in the family, and in addition they always integrate functions for adjusting theintensity of the water jet. In principle it is a safe tool and suitable for everyone, but in particular it will make the wearers happy orthodontic appliances or fixed prostheses who cannot use common dental floss.
Dental Water Flosser: Pros & Cons
Among the advantages of the dental water jet there is certainly the gum massage which, over time, stimulates blood circulation, prevents inflammation and mitigates gingivitis. In addition, it is also useful for cleansing the tongue. Finally, those who wish can add some mouthwash to the water tank to add to the cleaning as well disinfection of the oral cavity.
The disadvantages arise more than anything else from misuse. First, it is important not to force your hand too much, and to adjust the pressure of the jet to a level that does not cause pain or bleeding. Especially if this is the first time you use a water jet, go easy on it and maybe use lukewarm water.
Also, the water jet is not a substitute for dental floss and toothbrush, especially in the long term. Unlike the latter, in fact, it does not exert an abrasive and mechanical effect even on the old bacterial plaque. The water flosser copes better with food residues between the teeth, and guarantees better results if used regularly.
In general, unless you suffer from chronic gingivitis, there are no major contraindications to using a dental water jet. However, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to ask for the first dentist advice. No one knows the condition of your oral cavity better than he.
Dental Water Flossers: The Best Models 2021
Chosen by the Editors
A robust and functional product, which helps improve the health of the gums by enriching the water with micro-bubbles of purified air. IS perfect for families, because it has a large water tank that reduces the frequency of refilling; it can be used together with common mouthwash.
Includes 1 Oxyjet cleaning system with 4 testine Oxyjet.
Meco Professional Dental Water Flosser
Stylish and powerful, the Meco water flosser is completely cordless, as it includes the 300ML reservoir directly in the stem of the device. IS rechargeable via USB e completely waterproof, with IPX8 certification.
It has 5 water jet modes, and includes 6 types of nozzles and a bag to take it to the gym or on the go.
Blusmart Portable Dental Water Flosser
Like the Oral-B Oxyjet, the Blusmart is mainly designed for family use; but unlike the former, it has an incredibly compact format that it can be put in the suitcase or even in the trolley.
It has 5 pressure modes (from 10 to 100 psi) with rotating jet from 1400-1800 pulses / minute. Fully waterproof, it includes a 500ml tank and 7 replacement heads. Thanks to the integrated 1900 mAh battery, it guarantees 20 days of continuous use on a single charge.
Jkevow Premium Kit
It’s not technically a water jet, but it’s perfect for getting the job done once the dental shower is done. The Jkevow includes 2 cleaning heads and luce a LED to remove even the most stubborn stains, such as tea, coffee or tobacco, all without water. It supports 3 cleaning modes, and it is completamente wireless, very compact, light and in the package even includes a scraper and mirror.
The perfect gift for the most disciplined with dental hygiene.
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