[Editors Note: The word ‘calculus’ and the word ‘tartar’ are synonymous (have the same meaning)]
There was a study that demonstrates the greater reduction in tartar between office visits when using the Hydro Floss Oral Irrigator
Since I’ve taken to the habit of quoting this study done on the use of magnetic devices in conjunction with oral irrigation, I thought I better make sure I didn’t misquote or misstate anything.
Therefore, I purchased a copy of a study published in the May 1993 issue of the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. I purchased my copy from the Blackwell-Synergy website.
The title of the study is The Effect of Oral Irrigation with a Magnetic Water Treatment Device on Plaque and Calculus. (ISSN 0303-6979)
Quote from the study: ” The measurements of the group using an irrigator with a magnetic device showed a 44% greater reduction in calculus volume p<.0005) and a 42% greater reduction in area (p<.0001) over the group using an unmagnetized irrigator.”
Of course, they don’t mention in the text of the study what magnetized irrigator they used, however it is still revealed within the study.
On page 2 of the published article which is page 315 of The Journal issue mentioned above, there is a diagram. At the top of the diagram it is clearly printed: Hydrofloss Research Project
The study seems to validate what my experience and that of others has already shown us: The Hydro Floss works!
Author: What You Should Know about Gum Disease
* This post is for information purposes only and should not be regarded as advice. If you have or think you might have gum disease or any other oral health problem, contact your periodontist right away for advice, diagnosis and treatment. The FDA has not evaluated any statements about product on this site as far as I know.