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Is the dental flusher easy to use? Can I clean my teeth instead of a toothbrush?

According to statistics, up to 90% of adults over the age of 35 have symptoms of gum inflammation or periodontitis. Periodontal disease is caused by the accumulation of dental plaque on the gums and the alveolar bone around the teeth. Proper use of toothbrushes, dental floss and other tools to clean your teeth can remove food residues and other dirt, avoid the accumulation of bacteria in dead ends such as teeth, and reduce the chance of dental plaque growth.


But even if you clean your teeth very carefully, there will still be some small crevices that are not clean, especially the tartar between the teeth, which is even more difficult to clean, which makes many people brains. However, tooth flushing machine products appear on the market that use the power of water jets to assist in cleaning teeth. After all, is the tooth flushing machine helpful to dental health?



Water jet will not harm teeth


The punching machines currently sold are mainly divided into two categories according to their appearance:


◆ There is a small water tank on the machine for users to add clean water or diluted mouthwash to remove food residues accumulated between the teeth by continuous flushing to achieve a cleaning effect. This type of flushing machine has a larger body, and the water tank and the nozzle are connected by a special water pipe, which is inconvenient to carry and suitable for family use.


◆ Another type of machine is called a dental floss machine, which uses air pressure to spray out a little water to form a mist, which uses the instant force of water to remove dirt between teeth. The flosser is small in size and easy to carry, and can be used at home or out.


Generally, when washing teeth in a dentist's office, a strong water jet is used to wash the teeth, which often feels sour and tingling. The flushing machine also uses the principle of strong water jet to wash away the dirt between the teeth. Some people worry about whether it will harm the teeth? The dentist said that the enamel on the surface of teeth is a very hard substance, even harder than bones. When receiving a doctor washing teeth or using a dental punching machine, as long as the instrument is operated correctly, it will not harm the teeth in principle. Even using the punching machine or flossing machine every day is no problem.


However, it should be noted that people who use the tooth punching machine in the initial stage may be more prone to bleeding gums because of the strong water column force. It is recommended to choose a model that can adjust the water spray force to match Adjust the state of your teeth.


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Auxiliary cleaning effect


The effect of the flushing machine is similar to that of a manual interdental brush or dental floss, basically everyone can use it, especially for patients with periodontal disease or gum inflammation. According to clinical observations, it is found that those who use dental flushing machines can achieve better cleaning results than simply using toothbrushes. In addition, for patients undergoing orthodontics, there are many dead spots on the teeth due to the sticking of braces on the teeth. The use of toothbrush or dental floss is not enough to clean thoroughly and is prone to tooth decay. You can consider a tooth punch to assist in cleaning to prevent tooth decay. generate.


Some people feel that the gap between the teeth is getting bigger and bigger after using the dental punching machine for a period of time, and they are worried. The function of the toothbrushing machine is mainly to remove the dirt remaining on the gums. Some people have not used the toothbrushing machine to clean their teeth incorrectly, resulting in residues of dirt and inflammation and swelling of the gums. After the machine removes the dirt, the gums gradually swell, and the illusion that the gap between the teeth is enlarged will be the illusion that the original normal gums are exposed; but on the other hand, it may also be that the method of using the punching machine is incorrect or the water column of the teeth is flushed. If the force is too strong, the gums will shrink and the gap between the teeth will become larger. Therefore, if the people have doubts about the gap between the teeth after using the dental punching machine, it is best to consult a dentist to check whether the gums are injured.


The dental flushing machine can only be used as an auxiliary tool for oral cleaning, and cannot completely replace the functions of toothbrushes and dental floss. Regular oral inspections and teeth washing are still needed to give yourself a smooth and clean tooth.



3 steps to clean teeth correctly


◆ Bayesian tooth brushing method: the toothbrush bristles are at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Brush 2 or 2 gently back and forth for about 30 seconds each time, starting with the incisors and canines, then open the mouth and tilt the head slightly back. Brush the bristles upwards from the outside of the molars of the right back cheek to the outside of the left cheek, and then brush the left chewing surface, then brush from the left inside back to the right inside, and finally the chewing surface of the right tooth. The brushing time should be 2 minutes.


◆ Use an interdental brush and dental floss to clean the gaps between the teeth or between the teeth.


◆ If you still feel that it is not enough, you can use a punching machine to assist in cleaning.



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