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Mouth-Mate is the first dental healing aid introduced to the market, and itâ€™s designed to help improve patientsâ€™ oral health at home following any number of invasive dental procedures. The product is designed to protect oral wounds resulting from oral surgeries, and periodontal and cosmetic dental procedures, including implants, bone grafts, soft tissue grafting, tooth extractions, laser procedures, and orthodontics.
Mouth-Mate allows patients to seal off their oral wound with one hand while brushing with the other. Image credit: Photos courtesy of Mouth-Mate
For many patients, the thought of brushing their teeth after having a dental procedure performed is a scary one. For many dentists, it’s been a struggle to convince patients of the importance of good oral hygiene, especially after surgical procedures. To help solve this issue, a new product has been launched to help make patients less afraid of and more compliant with post-surgical oral hygiene routines recommended by dental professionals.
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Mouth-Mate is the first dental healing aid introduced to the market, and it’s designed to help improve patients’ oral health at home following any number of invasive dental procedures. The product is designed to protect oral wounds resulting from oral surgeries, and periodontal and cosmetic dental procedures, including implants, bone grafts, soft tissue grafting, tooth extractions, laser procedures, and orthodontics.
Mouth-Mate uses different tip shapes to cover different types of oral wounds.
The product features four soft, interchangeable tips which are designed to cover any type of mouth wound of varying sizes and shapes in different locations within the oral cavity. Each of the tips is made in a different shape, with each shape recommended for use for different dental procedures. Each product tip is also bendable so that patients can use the product in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth.
Patients can use Mouth-Mate to cover oral wounds, then use their regular toothbrush to complete their regular oral hygiene routine. Since Mouth-Mate covers the wound while the patient is brushing, the patient shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort, even in the area around the wound.
The company manufacturing Mouth-Mate, Armor Dental, hopes that this product will increase oral hygiene compliance among patients, thereby reducing levels of harmful mouth bacteria and encouraging healing of the wound. According to an in-office trail conducted by Armor Dental, most patients feel nervous about brushing near an oral wound in the first few days following dental surgery. The patients also reported an increase in comfort and healing on the third-day following their procedures.
The company stresses that dentists can’t follow their patients home after dental procedures to make sure they are being compliant with treatment recommendations. Non-compliance is a causative factor in the failure of dental procedures, along with good oral hygiene practices. This product was designed to help facilitate compliance and improve the health of each patient’s mouth, even after an invasive dental procedure.