compared to products currently available
How does it differ from a water-jet ?
Clinical tests prove two points :
are not effective because plaque adheres too strongly to real teeth
to be removed simply by using a water-jet. In order for plaque to
be removed it first has to be loosened before being rinsed away,
similarly to when you wash a car, saucepan or rock covered with
tar: you have to rub and rinse at the same time.
be dangerous. If they are not properly angled they can loosen the
gums from the teeth and push bacteria under the gums and create
or worsen periodontal conditions and/or lead to infections elsewhere
in the body.
How does it differ from dental floss ?
There are two basic differences :
The first concerns
user-friendliness. With Lyre-Jet it is no longer necessary to stretch
a length of dental floss between your fingers. The Lyre itself stretches
the floss and your fingers remain outside your mouth.
The second concerns
effectiveness. When floss is used on its own it loosens the plaque
but does not eliminate it. It is like trying to empty a pot of jam
with a knitting needle.all the remaining food debris continues to
cause caries and irritates the gums. Also floss that is not cleaned
permanently forces the bacteria under the gums and causes periodontal
pockets of infection to appear or to worsen. Lyre-Jet is far more
effective than dental floss alone because the floss is rinsed permanently
by the jets and is therefore always clean. As soon as the floss
comes into contact with impurities it eliminates them instantly
before even having the chance to force them deeper into the gums.
Lyre-Jet is therefore a completely safe form and makes efficient