Thursday, January 24, 2013

Journal Of Clinical Periodontology Publishes Study On The Hydro Floss

Journal Study On The Hydro Floss

There were actually two studies published on the HydroFloss oral irrigator.

This one was published in May of 1993.  The title is:

The Effect of Oral Irrigation With A Magnetic Water Treatment Device On Plaque And Calculus. 

 The chief researchers were Clifton D. Sutton (George Mason University - Center for Computational Statistics, Department of Operations Research and Applied Statistics),  Cecelia Rosenfelder (Dental Hygiene, Reston Va), and Dan L. Watt (General Dentistry, Reston Va). 

Published in J Clin Periodontol 1993; 20; 314-317.  ISSN: 0303-6979. 

The results were deemed 'statistically significant'  and indicated that supra-gingival calculus and its accompanying plaque was greatly reduced.

A second research project was completed and published in April of 1998 in the same journal with similar results.

The study itself goes into detail about the study, how 14 patients were removed from the study results when they could not or would not comply, etc.    The paper also goes on to speculate on theory about Calcium and Phosphate ions and how the effect of the magnetic could be hindering the formation of plaque and calculus.

If you want to read the Journal article yourself, please check the above reference so that you can find locate the article.   

The addition of a properly oriented magnet appears to make a big difference!

The Hydro Floss is a powerful tool.   Check one out now.


1 comment :

  1. One advantage to using only a hydrofloss and unwaxed floss without any more scaling and root planing is that teeth and gums will not be abraded, gouged, or damaged by hygienist's instrumentation, which can cause areas for anaerobic bacteria to increase and triangle spaces to catch food, while making teeth susceptible to decay. PANDEMIC RESULTS: NO DENTAL VISITS, 3 YEARS OF HYDROFLOSS: all bleeding with probing gone! Better dental health compared to dental visits. NO EXPOSURE DURING 3 YEARS TO THE BACTERIA IN A DENTAL OFFICE! COULD DENTAL VISITS BE BAD FOR TEETH ?