Dr. Stewart has a product for you that promises to revolutionize how we clean our teeth. It’s called Hydro Floss, and although it may look a little awkward to use, its benefits far outweigh this minor aesthetic issue.
Hydro Floss is a type of oral irrigator. These devices use a stream of pulsating water to remove plaque and food debris caught between teeth and below the gum line. It works as floss does, hence the name Hydro Floss.
The first dental water jet (another name for oral irrigator) was produced in 1962 through a collaboration between a dentist and engineer. Since its introduction, oral irrigators have been proven to be excellent at reducing bleeding gums and gingivitis. Someone with sensitive gums—like myself—knows the havoc regular floss can wreak so devices like this one are especially useful.
What separates Hydro Floss from other irrigators is its innovative magnetic system, aptly named HydroMagnetics. In this process, water is passed over a magnet, charging the molecules. When sprayed on the teeth, the magnetized ions in the water depolarize the plaque, reducing its attraction to your teeth.
It’s a remarkable technology. Studies have shown that Hydro Floss is 44% to 64% more effective than non-magnetic irrigators. It also has convenient features like adjustable pressure: you can start off softly washing your teeth before turning up the power for some deep cleaning.
Another huge benefit of the Hydro Floss is its ease in working with implants, crowns, and orthodontic appliances. Trying to floss with a mouth full of braces is exceedingly difficult, not to mention time consuming and tedious. All that annoyance is a thing of the past with Hydro Floss.
The cost of the unit varies from site to site, but it’s not too expensive. For little over a $100 you could cut down on major dental issues as well as trips to the dentist.