Showing posts with label pocket pal jet tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pocket pal jet tips. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Periodontal Pocket Depths of 5 - 6 mm? Try The Pocket Pal Jet Tips

periodontal pockets of five or six millimeters
Periodontal pockets are a problem that many people face.   It is in a person's best interest to shrink them to 3mm or less when possible.  

The pocket pal jet tips that we carry are designed specifically for 5-6 mm pocket depths.  

Of course, every human body is different.  There is no one thing that will work 100% of the time for 100% of the people, but if you use your Hydro Floss properly,  I think you have a pretty good chance.

Always be under the care of your dentist or periodontist.  You should definitely get your regular checkups and cleanings.  They can also measure and inform you of your periodontal pocket depths. 

You may have to ask.  They might also be surprised that you know what they are.   But, these numbers are critical to your dental well-being.  So, you should know what they are.

What you do at home is the most important aspect to protecting your dental health and avoiding costly and painful problems in the future.  

Keeping your teeth for a lifetime of good service is a worthy goal to have.  With a little bit of knowledge and effort, it might even be possible!  

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periodontal pocket depths of 5 and 6 millimeters.



Monday, July 1, 2013

HydroFloss Plus Pocket Pals Together In One Package

Many people love the Hydro Floss. 

They also want to get the Pocket Pal tips.

Why not combine them into one package? 

That's what we did.

You can view this combo here.  

hydrofloss and pocket pals together in one package

If you have questions about this or anything else on this site, feel free to call for a no obligation conversation to find out what is best for you!    1-888-586-6849


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Monday, March 11, 2013

The Hydro Floss and 6 mm Periodontal Pockets

The Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator  

Pocket Pal Jet Tips for 5-6 mm Pockets. 

Sulcus Jet Tips for 5 and 6 mm Pockets.  

The Hydro Floss is a powerful tool for dental health and it has helped a lot of people shrink their periodontal pockets.   Of course, no one can guarantee that because each human body is different.  I can only tell you that it worked for me and has for others too.

You should still get your regular dental cleanings and checkups.  The hygienist and / or dentist will measure your periodontal pocket depths because this is a good way to monitor your periodontal or gum health.

To put things in perspective, generally speaking, any pocket depths over 3mm are considered unhealthy.   So, if you have a 6mm pocket, you may have gone well beyond the state of 'healthy'.

I think it was back around 2004 or 2005 that the hygienist told me I had many 4mm, a few 5mm and one 6mm pocket (if I remember that correctly).  They recommended a 'deep cleaning' or SRP (scaling and root planing treatment).   I wasn't overly fond of the idea.

I found the HydroFloss and used it a lot.  When I went back, they told me my gums were looking better and whatever I was doing, I should keep it up.    They didn't ask what I was doing, which I thought was interesting.  I would think they would want to tell all of their patients.  But, I guess not? 

Periodontal Pockets

The measurement of a Periodontal Pocket is basically the measurement of how snugly the gum tissue adheres to the tooth.   When the probe only goes about 3mm or less, they usually think of your gums as being healthy.  Above that is a considered a problem.

If you don't shrink the pockets down, they may want to do more aggressive treatments on you.  This could be a 'deep cleaning' or it could be more advanced surgery, depending on how bad the problem is.

Periodontal pockets are not the same as gum recession.  They are two different measurements, so don't confuse them.

Pocket Pals

The HydroFloss pocket pal jet tips were designed for 5-6 mm pockets.  You can read the directions here.

The Sulcus tips are similar as they were also made for 5-6mm pocket depths.

*Please be advised, that I speak in general terms only here.  Specific questions about your unique dental health situation should be addressed by your periodontist or dentist.   They can provide advice, diagnosis and treatment.  This site, cannot and does NOT do that.    

In addition, you should be getting regular cleanings and checkups with your dentist.  Failure to do so, could lead to expensive problems!  

Next, read more on the Hydro Floss 

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hydro Floss Pocket Pal Oral Irrigation Jet Tip Instructions

 These are the instructions that come with each new package of Hydro Floss pocket pal jet tips. 

Instructions for Use:  

Irrigate thoroughly using the standard jet tip.   Instructions for use included with the Hydro Floss oral Irrigator.

Remove the standard jet tip and insert the Pocket Pal tip into the handle.

Important - NEVER use the Hydro Floss above the pressure setting #5 when using the Pocket Pal tip.

  • Fill the reservoir. Turn the Hydro Floss on and adjust the pressure control to a comfortable setting (#5 or lower). Direct the stream to the point where the tooth meets the gumline.
  • It is important to remove the Pocket Pal tip after each use. 
  • Change the Pocket Pal tip often.  It is suggested that the tip be used for no more than 60 days.  

[End instructions]

You can get replacement tips here.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Hydro Floss Size Dimensions

Size Dimensions for The HydroFloss Oral Irrigator

As you see in the picture to your left:

1. Left to Right: Approximately 10 inches

2. Top To Bottom or Lid to Bottom  approximately 6 Inches

3. Front To Back  approximately 4 inches

Now, the handle on the left changes things a bit if height is going to be a problem.    Without a Tip, if you want to place the want in it's holder it will be approximately 8 inches.  If you include the tip, then you should consider 12 inches.

However, it is possible to lay the wand on top of the lid when it is not in use.  Therefore, you would only need about 6.5 inches to store the Hydro Floss.

Excluding the handle and the tip, the dimensions work as follow:  Dimensions: 8.25"L x 4.00"W x 5.00"H.  However, when considering space requirements, it makes little sense to ignore the handle and tip.   It is much more convenient to leave the handle and tip in their proper locations between uses. 

I wrote this post because I do occasionally get call from people about the size dimensions of the Hydro Floss

I hope this clears up any questions.   As you see in the picture the Hydro Floss comes with 4 regular jet tips that are color coded.   You don't need to buy extra regular tips with your Hydro Floss (unless more than 4 people will be using the machine).  But, you may want replacements.

There are special tips for different needs.  If you download and read the guide : How To Stop Gum Disease In 4 Easy Steps, you will have a better idea about how to use this machine and what you may need extra.  

I would say most of the time,  just start with the regular jet tips.   Some people do want the pocket pals for preventive reasons or when attacking 5-6 mm periodontal pockets.

Here are the other specialty tips.

Sulcus Tips - These are also for 5-6 mm periodontal pockets.  Some people have gotten use to using these but the pocket pals are made for the same purpose and may be more comfortable.

There is also the Cannula jet tips - These are for 8-10 mm pockets.  The version of Cannula tips we sell at Toothy Grins Store includes an extender - so you don't need to worry about getting an extra extension part.  

I hope that providing the size dimensions will help more people who have questions. 

If you have any other questions about this or anything else, do feel free to call the store at 1-888-586-6849.


PS: you can read more about the Hydro Floss here. 

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Pocket Pals

Regular Jet Tips

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


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*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.