Well-chances are that if you’re doing a search for an oral irrigator and bleeding gums, there might be something going on in your mouth that concerns you, and maybe perhaps you’re looking to see if there is something that you can do about it at home.
If that happens to be the case, I invite you to read on, because that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to give you the tricks and tips that will not only get your gums to stop bleeding, but hopefully you will understand how to keep them bleeding for years to come. Because, after all irrigation is the single most important thing you can do for the health of your mouth, but in reality it’s your entire body that it benefits. Here are the ways to use an oral irrigator to stop bleeding gums:
Effective oral irrigation comes from using a pulsating stream of water.
The pulsations create a massaging effect on the gums. The massaging helps bring oxygen to the tissues and also helps to massage bacteria and food out. There are 2 types of pulsating oral irrigators. One type is ionizing (Hydrofloss) and the rest are not (WaterPik, Via jet, Conair, Interplak etc). The ionizing unit (Hydrofloss) is unique because it helps to stop tartar build up as well.
*There are other types of oral irrigators that attach to the shower and sink. These are direct flows of water and do not pulsate. These types are not as effective as the pulsating ones, they are however, better than nothing at all.
Use warm water if you have sensitive teeth.
The portion of the tooth that is sensitive was once covered by the bone that has been lost to gum disease (really gum disease is called periodontal disease which is disease of the gum, bone and ligaments that hold the teeth in place). The root of the tooth is sensitive because it has little tubes that go to the nerve endings…ouch. Warm water helps to desensitize. Click here to visit www.oralhealthcoaching.com if you want to learn how to treat sensitive teeth