What Does a Gum Stimulator Do?
Gum stimulators are not meant to replace other parts of your oral care routine but to supplement it. Gum stimulators can help clean between your teeth, especially for those with wide gaps or missing teeth.
Gum stimulators benefit your oral health in two main ways:
- Massaging your gum tissue, helping to avoid gum disease or prevent it from worsening.
- Helping to clean between your teeth, removing food matter and plaque to prevent gum disease and cavities.
When these simple devices stimulate your gums, what exactly are they doing? Theoretically, part of what they do is help increase blood flow, allowing more oxygen to access an infection or your gum tissue. While the research on gum stimulators' effectiveness is still emerging, oxygen has been shown to help treat some cases of gum disease, according to ORAL & implantology. How much this relates to gum stimulators remains to be seen.
If you find gum stimulators make your life easier when it comes to cleaning between your teeth, this will undoubtedly positively impact your oral health. Trapped food matter and plaque also can contribute to cavities and other dental problems, so anything you can do to remove them is a safe bet.