You can keep food from getting stuck around your dental implants by using an oral irrigator. Here are some useful tips and info you’ll need.

What is an Oral Irrigator?

It is a hose for the mouth. The oral irrigator can rinse away debris stuck between your teeth and underneath dental work such as bridges, dentures, and dental implants. The irrigator controls the water pressure to safely keep your mouth healthier.

The Problem

There are over 3,000 species of bacteria in the mouth. They grow at the rate of 20 billion per hour. The bacteria secrete a chemical called lactic acid that eats holes through your teeth, and endotoxin that irritates your gums. It only takes 7 minutes.

The bacterial cell wall has negative charge. The tooth and gums have a positive charge. Opposites attract, where the tooth acts like a magnet. This causes tartar build-up.

The Solution

Hydrofloss is an irrigation unit that places a negative charge on water. The negative charge repels bacteria. The negative charged water help to repel the dangerous bacterial from sticking to your teeth and gums. Studies have shown a 44% reduction in calculus build up and 64% more effective than other non-magnetized oral irrigators.

Where can I order Hydrofloss?

The unit can be ordered online at


  • Pulsating stream, (1200) pulses per minute.
  • A “Pause Flow” button on the handle.
  • Adjustable pressure for comfort preference, maximum pressure at 60 psi, which has been tested to be safe on the gingival tissue.
  • 800ml measured reservoir, to portion medicinals and mouthwash.

I hope you find these tips useful and that you find value in using an oral irrigator.

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Be well and healthy!

Dr. Joe Kravitz, DDS, MS
Dentist, Prosthodontist, Author, Researcher
Rockville, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC