I bought this oral irrigator about 7 months ago and I am very please with my purchase.
This machine retails for about £95 but is well worth the money. The irrigator comes with 4 different flosser heads which is great as up to 4 people can use it. It is really easy to use All you have to do is plug it in to a shaver socket in your bathroom. Then fill up the 'tank' with as much water as you want to use. When using it you have the option to add mouthwash to the water for added cleansing of the mouth. This part of the process is optional. The irrigator recommends a brand of mouthwash but I just use my own. This is great because I kill two birds with one stone. Mouthwash and flossing done all in one! On the front of the irrigator is a dial with a minimum and a maximum. I tend to keep it on minimum but the dial can be altered at any time. This dial controls the pressure of the water. The whole flossing process takes from 1 - 2 minutes depending on how much water you have used.
Cleaning the appliance is very easy. All you have to do is rinse the tank and then dry it with a towel. Simple! What is great about this oral irrigator is that it is so compact and takes up hardly any space in the bathroom.
The only bad thing is that sometimes my teeth become very sensitive from using this irrigator to hot and cold food and drink. If this happens I just use it every other day until my teeth sensitivity returns to normal.
I have only recently purchased one of the hyrdrofloss oral irrigators but so far I am incredibly impressed with it and my mouth already feels much cleaner and a gum complaint I have had for the past couple of weeks has cleared up since using it.
What is it?
The oral irrigator is a powerful water jet which when used with normal tap water passes through a magnetic charge in the irrigator when plugged in and then the water jet that is sprayed onto the teeth have these magnetic particles blasting all of the tartar and plaque away above and below the gumline. The jet is powerful and fast and in turn this massages the gum line which is highly important for oral health and management of gum disease and to prevent it as well as cure it.
How does it work?
The irrigator works by placing tap water into the box above the main machine, which is small in use, it is plugged into a shaver plug therefore can be used in the bathroom. Once plugged in and turned on the irrigator works straight away and water will shoot out of the irrigator itself, however there is a stop button on the irrigator to stop the flow temporarilly before it is switched into your mouth or to stop mid flow.
It has two switches, one to turn the device on and the second to adjust the pressure that the water comes out, the max setting is very powerful so dont start off with this one.
Place the irrigator with the selected tip into the mouth around the gumline and start the irrigator, this will blast water into the mouth so make sure that you have a bowl or the sink under you to spit the water into it. The debris that is stuck in between the teeth will come out with this and you will be amazed just how much debris can remain under the gumline when you brush alone.
Irrigate each tooth and around it and if you wish there are adapters to irrigate the tongue also and reach to the back of it where most bacteria hibernates so this is a great little tool. Bought seperately however.
You can mix the water with a little mouthwash also therefore your mouth feels even fresher and that obviously jets mouthwash into the crevices also which again is difficult to do when you rinse alone.
Oral health benefits
Cleaning below the gumline is something that many of us cannot achieve simply because our gumlines are to deep, our brushing standard may not be up to scratch or our teeth and damage dont allow us to reach certain areas. This however means the areas which are not brushed sufficiently contain bacteria and food debris that is not being destroyed hence acid builds up and in turn this starts to damage and rot the gums and teeth. The irrigator will dislodge and blast away all debris in each crevice in all areas of the mouth hence there is no bacteria to damage the teeth.
The pressure massages therefore the gums are stimulated hence this increases blood flow and helps the gum to maintain health and stamina.
The polarised water helps to completly rid bacteria more so than water alone irrigators, and hence can clean deeper.
If you have gum complaints of any sort, bad breath or simply want to have the highest maintenance of hygeine possible then purchase this irrigator and you will not look back. I have suffered with pockets around my wisdom teeth that collect bacteria and then become infected with pain. A few days use of this irrigator and this has gone and I am no longer in pain. The pocket has healed.
Its wonderful and rivals any dentists deep clean.
The hydrofloss is expensive. You can purchase it online at anywhere between £65 and £95 however look around on the internet as ebay sell it for the cheapest price and many will do offers with other seperate parts or mouthwashes. This product can be bought in the uk from many outlets online so you dont have to purchase it from an american site. I peronsally bought mine from shavers.com and it arrived within 2 working days.
The only downfalls I have so far found the the box that contains the water itself is very thin and therefore could brake easily but if kept in a safe place then this shouldnt be a problem.
There is no suction to control the amount of water collected in the mouth however this is a home device and therefore you have to spit the water out or just let it flow out into the sink.
The best oral irrigator on the market, very rarely advertised as to maintain dental hygeine to this standard will mean dentists loose out on alot of money as treatments will be reduced but well worth it and for halitosis sufferers you wont look back.
Well .. "Cute" is the word for this wonder device . It looks so beautiful that I could display it proudly in my drawing room . That's not the reason one should buy this wonder irrigator .Before you ask .. It is NOT an electric toothbrush and does not deserve a place in this directory . Oral irrigation is a fairly new technology used by people who are suffering from periodontal diseases , using braces , having malformed wisdom teeth and also for people who want their mouth to feel fresh always .Recently Hydrofloss Inc extended the technology used by the Waterpick ( the company who introduced the idea a couple of years ago ) by combining hydrodynamics to irrigate the areas between teeth . This instrument has a fairly large detachable reservoir which can be filled with just plain water or water mixed with a mouthwash . When plugged into an electrical socket, it starts pumping water after changing its polarity and then the jet of water can be used to irrigate the oral areas . This change of polarity blasts away the particles present between the teeth and prevents plaque from adhering to your teeth .The fresh feeling in the mouth lasts for more than eight hours after use . I started using hydrofloss a couple of weeks ago and the clean feeling in the mouth is unbelievable and my morning breath vanishes completely . Unfortunately it is not available in England and I had to order it from US (www.breathcure.com) . It costs about 150 pounds with its four sulcus jet tips including the shipping costs . A great deal for the family ! But make sure you order the voltage converter as well . I don't think I would be able to find anyone with bad breath who uses this irrigator daily combined with trioral rinse and toothpaste . You've got to try it to believe me !Infact some of the doctors in America refuse to admit patients if they refuse to go on the hydrofloss .Such is the power of the hydrofloss . This instrument should be us
ed by :- 1) Anyone suffering from gum diseases. 2) People wearing braces and find it difficult to clean certain areas . 3) Anyone suffering from periodontal diseases. 4) Anyone wanting that great fresh feeling in their mouths . Available from :- 1) http://www.hydrofloss.com 2) http://www.breathcure.com Price : - About 125 dollars excluding shipping cost from hydrofloss - About 99 dollars excluding shipping costs from www.breathcure.com and www.therabreath.com Disadvantages : - Irrigation is an art .It takes a bit of practice before you master the art completely . However it's not rocket science . So don't be afraid . - One has to close his lips around the tip to prevent water from spraying all over . - Not suitable for children . Adult supervision is needed . Sometimes I feel I know more than the dentists in England .. hmm . Good Luck !