Customize your care

March 21, 2012

Be yourself Home care compliance and individuality are closely related. Here we take a look at four unique patient personalities and highlight basic essentials that should have a place in their medicine cabinet.

Be yourself

Home care compliance and individuality are closely related. Here we take a look at four unique patient personalities and highlight basic essentials that should have a place in their medicine cabinet.

Groovy “green” patients

For those free spirited, tree-hugging patients interested in environmentally friendly, organic home care products, these options should satisfy even the most ecological dental needs.

Sensitive Care Toothpaste from Tom’s of Maine

The foaming properties of glycyrrhizin (from purified licorice root) replace the need for SLS or an SLS alternative. The toothpaste contains potassium nitrate to reduce tooth sensitivity. Xylitol, gentle glycerin and organic aloe are soothing while the natural flavor oils leave the mouth feeling clean and fresh.
800-367-866
tomsofmaine.com.

Other products

Natural Silk Floss from Radius Corp.

All-Natural Antigingivitis Rinse from The Natural Dentist

Preserve Toothbrush from Recycline

Impressionable kids

For children, establishing good oral healthcare habits early on is key. These products should help encourage positive daily routines for healthy teeth.

FireFly Children's Toothbrush from Dr. Fresh Inc. 

Using a 60-second musical timer, the FireFly Boppin Barnyard Musical Timer Toothbrush encourages children to brush their teeth. With the press of a button on the handle, the tune “Old MacDonald” plays for one minute, the amount of time recommended to completely brush one row of teeth. Children can press the button again and brush their second row of teeth after the song stops. Other themed brushes, including the Spiderman Light-Up Toothbrush, are available.
866-373-7374
drfresh.com

Other products

Crest SpinBrush Pro-Clean from Church & Dwight

Kids Crest Cavity Protection from Procter & Gamble

Listerine Smart Rinse Anti-Cavity Fluoride Rinse from Johnson & Johnson

They want it white

Have patients seeking pearly white teeth? Who isn’t, really? These products feature the latest whitening technologies and will have your patients showing off a dazzling, brighter smile. 
  
NiteWhite ACP from Discus Dental

NiteWhite ACP combines amorphous calcium phosphate, potassium nitrate and fluoride to provide sensitivity management and enhanced whitening results. It also comes in a Turbo formula worn overnight that whitens a reported average of six shades in three nights. DayWhite ACP also is available.
800-422-9448
discusdental.com

Other products

Oral-B Advantage Glide Whitening from Procter & Gamble

Visible White Take Home Kit from Colgate-Palmolive Co.

Crest Whitening Expressions from Procter & Gamble

High-tech types

If it’s the newest device or the latest advancements in dental home care options your patients are seeking, look no further than these mind-blowing products.

Oral-B Triumph Toothbrush from Procter & Gamble

Designed to motivate patients to step up their home care routine, the Oral-B Triumph power toothbrush comes with an on-board computer that provides positive feedback and guidance for patients. It also uses oscillating-rotating technology and features an advanced brush head.
800-543-2577
dentalcare.com

Other products

iso-active Whitening Foaming Gel from GlaxoSmithKline

Power Flosser from Waterpik

DentaPod UV Removable Dental Appliance Sanitizer from Practicon

Back to the basics

No matter their personality type, all your patients need the essentials-toothpaste, a toothbrush and floss-for home care success. The Smile Goods Patient Paks from Practicon make it easy to give your patients the tools they need, while promoting your practice at the same time. For details visit practicon.com or call 800-959-9505.