An electric toothbrush is a toothbrush that uses electric power supplied usually by a battery to move the brush head rapidly, in an oscillating motion. One way to help keep gum disease at bay is to use one of the sonic powered toothbrushes; they are proven superior at removing hidden plaque from hard-to-reach areas due to the oscillating/vibrating action, yet is gentle on the teeth and gums. Sonicare is the most advanced sonic toothbrush and is clinically proven to whiten teeth, remove up to 4x more plaque in hard-to-reach places and improve your overall gum health, compared to a manual toothbrush. The oscillating action will break up biofilm which are communities of bacteria that co-exist under a force field environment and survival has galvanized to be resistant to traditional homecare with manual toothbrushing and flossing. Biofilms are how disease-causing bacteria progress into destructive gingivitis and periodontal disease. Disruption of this biofilm on a daily basis is critical for patients to maintain and improve tissue health at home.
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The dental water jet is a safe and effective-based device for improving and maintaining oral health in a wide variety of patients and oral health conditions. The dental water jet is an effective alternative to dental floss for those patients who will not or cannot floss, providing significant reductions in bleeding, gingivitis, and plaque biofilm. Reviewing the emerging data suggesting the important role of inflammation not only on periodontal diseases but also on the oral- systemic connection, the benefits of using the water jet may go beyond that of managing periodontal diseases, not only by reducing inflammation but also by affecting systemic reactions stemming from the inflammation. The water jet has been proven to be safe to use with orthodontics and implants helping with the challenges of cleaning around hard to reach areas. Using the water jet has shown that the lavage will irrigate where the dental floss simply will not reach . The addition of a dental water jet, once daily with plain water, or with mixing of certain mouth rinses, is an effective alternative to dental floss in the improvement of overall dental and systemic health.
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