The oral irrigator is a dental device which has the capability to remove the plaque and food particles from the spaces between the teeth and the gum line by applying a pulsating jet of water. This device ensures enhanced oral hygiene. Individuals who suffer from a disability can also take advantage of this technology.
This device can also be used as a substitute of dental floss and is most effective for people who have dental braces, crowns or bridges in their mouth because the device effectively removes the plaque and food particles from the spaces between the archwire and the teeth.
Care should be taken in not applying too much power when using the machine otherwise the gums could be damaged. New users of the device should initially use the machine on lower power settings. It should also be noted that the machine should not be turned on before it is in the mouth.