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These are the products helping to achieve exceptional results, while keeping young patients in the dental chair as little as possible.
There are some key factors that make for a great pediatric dental product.
They should be easy to use and provide long-lasting, exceptional results. Plus, they should be designed to keep patients in the chair for as little time as possible-younger patients do not have the tolerance. And lastly, they need to make planning and clean-up time for practitioners a breeze.
Here are five products that are filling the gap and making pediatric dentistry easier in their own unique way.
If you have yet to hear what Biolase’s WaterLase iPlus is doing for the pediatric industry, you should hear it first hand from this family:
Last year, Anna Ziebarth had a small cavity for the first time in years and instead of having to make an appointment and come back to the dentist for a traditional filling, her dentist at Comprehensive Dentistry for Adults and Children in Costa Mesa, Calif., suggested fixing the problem right then and there, with a laser.
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She was so impressed with the technology and how quick and easy the procedure was, she decided it was time to introduce her two daughters, Zoe, 11, and Lux, 8, to a new practice and a new dentist. Read about their experience here and how the WaterLase iPlus eased the fears of the Ziebarth girls and how it lessens the discomfort for all children at the dentist.
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NuSmile, a leading manufacturer of pediatric crowns, offers an array of crowns that are easy to place and give a child needing restorative treatment the most natural-looking smile.
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Described as an evolutionary step forward for pediatric dentistry, NuSmile Try-In Crowns are easy-to-use and ensure a successful restoration every time they are used. The autoclavable crowns are identical in size and shape to NuSmile’s revolutionary ZR zirconia crowns, and eliminate the need for additional preparation and cleaning steps necessary with zirconia or all-ceramic restoration. Additionally, NuSmile ZR zirconia crowns are now available for centrals, laterals, cuspids and molars.
Related reading: Q&A with NuSmile
“If general dentists are going to treat children, they should be using products like NuSmile crowns,” said Kaneta Lott, a pediatric dentist in Atlanta, Ga. “Children need to be treated well … just as well as adults.”
For more information about NuSmile Try-In Crowns or to view a complete product list, visit NuSmile Pediatric Crowns at www.nusmilecrowns.com.
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In an October 2012 DPR study on dentists’ positions regarding digital imaging, the majority of respondents - 54% - indicated that the “most compelling message” driving digital adoption was less radiation for patients.
Related reading: How i-CAT FLX is advancing diagnosis and treatment planning
The i-CAT FLX is a great product for this concern, especially when treating young patients. The i-CAT® FLX is an advanced 3D imaging solution that enables quick diagnoses with less radiation, and allows clinicians to develop treatment plans more easily and accurately. QuickScan+ delivers a full-dentition 3D scan at a lower dose than a pan.
Clinpro™ 5000 1.1% Sodium Fluoride Anti-Cavity Toothpaste
Set young patients who are over six years old on the right track with caries prevention and oral hygiene. With Clinpro 5000 Anti-Cavity Toothpaste, its prescription-strength 5000ppm fluoride toothpaste aids in caries prevention, helps strengthen enamel and helps reverse white spot lesions. Plus, it’s available in three flavors: Vanilla Mint, Bubble Gum and Spearmint.
Related reading: A clinician reviews 3M ESPE's Clinpro 5000 anti-cavity toothpaste
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Philips Sonicare for Kids Connected
We first saw this product at IDS in Cologne, Germany, and loved the way that the interaction will help children with their oral health care habits. The products range from toothbrushes to brush heads, whitening solutions and more.
Read more about Philips Sonicare for Kids Connected here or check out the video below: