Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Hydro Floss Pocket Pal Jet Tips

Hydro Floss Pocket Pal Jet Tips 

What Are They?

'Pocket pal' is a fun little phrase, isn't it?  On the surface it sounds like pant's pockets doesn't it?

Actually, it refers to periodontal pockets.  So, these little guys are your friends when it comes to periodontal pocket depths of 5-6 mm or just for prevention.   Pocket Pal Jet Tips

Key Points For Use

A few years ago, a public health worker told me that he has two friends.  One is a periodontist and one is an oral surgeon.   He told me they both use the hydro floss oral irrigator.  

He went on to tell me that the oral surgeon uses the pocket pal tips as a preventive measure.   I thought that was quite interesting.

The pocket pal tips are for going a little deeper, they can safely be angled into the gum tissue.  I speak in general terms only here, get proper directions from your doctor or hygienist before proceeding.

Whereas, the regular jet tips (which come with your hydrofloss) are not to be used that way.  However, there is an important point here.  If you are trying to get the most out of your hydrofloss, the pocket pal tips are to be used in addition to (after your regular jet tips) and not 'instead of'.

However, I suppose if your periodontal pockets are all at 3mm and below, and you have been able to keep them that way, that last point might not matter so much to you.

On the other hand, if you are one of those folks who struggles more to achieve and maintain gum health (as measured by the periodontal pocket depths), then you might need to pay a little more attention.

You can read more about the Hydro Floss here.  

You can also find out how it is different that the Water Pik or other dental irrigators here (there is a BIG difference worth knowing about).  Read more here. 

Bottom line is that you don't really need the pocket pals, unless you have pockets of 5-6 mm OR you are interested in prevention like the oral surgeon mentioned above.    

Safety Features

The pocket pals are designed to be used on the number 5 setting on your Hydro Floss or below.  If you go above the 5 setting they may shoot off your handle.   This is because when angling into the gum tissue the pressure needs to remain at 5 or below to insure that your gum tissues is well able to tolerate the stream.

With the regular jet tips, you don't have that issue.

Read More About The Pocket Pals Here


Author: What You Should Know About Gum Disease and How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps

PS: This is  free information about gum disease

*everything on this page is stated in general terms only.  specific questions about your unique dental health situation need to be directed to your periodontist or dentist.  


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