Top 5 new dental products for healthy gums

May 20, 2013
Michael Quirk
Michael Quirk

Issue 5

With summer fast approaching, healthy gums – and what it takes to keep them that way – may not be the first thing on the minds of your busy patients.  With this in mind, DPR has gathered together the top five new dental products designed to help keep your patients’ gums healthy.

With summer fast approaching, healthy gums – and what it takes to keep them that way – may not be the first thing on the minds of your busy patients.  With this in mind, DPR has gathered together the top five new dental products designed to help keep your patients’ gums healthy.

1. FlexCare Platinum

Philips Sonicare

The Rolls-Royce of power toothbrushes, Sonicare's FlexCare Platinum provides everything one needs to maintain healthy gums: multi-colored bristles to clean between the teeth and remind users when to replace the brush head; three modes of operation – gum care, white and clean – to give users a customizable brushing experience set for their individual hygiene needs; a sensor that notifies the user when too much pressure is being applied, plus much more.

2. PeriClean kids toothbrush

PeriClean

It may be difficult to justify buying an expensive power toothbrush for a kid, but fortunately there’s no shortage of regular toothbrush options available.  PeriClean’s recently launched kids toothbrush is outfitted with 81 flexible bristles that effectively remove plaque and food from the teeth and gums without irritating or damaging either.

3. Mobile Floss Business Cards

Practicon

It’s no secret: flossing is crucial in maintaining healthy gums.  So why not give your patients the opportunity to floss on the go when it’s convenient for them?  Practicon’s Mobile Floss thin business cards dispense 11 yards of waxed floss and fit into a patient’s purse or wallet.  Also, they can be customized with up to 35 lines of print at no additional charge or an optional appointment reminder on the back.

4. PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus

Colgate

As you already know, healthy gums begin with healthy teeth.  To avoid gingivitis, it’s important patients take a holistic approach and first remove harmful plaque from their teeth.  Colgate’s prescription-only fluoride gel contains 1.1% sodium fluoride and enables faster dispersion over other paste-form prescription toothpaste.

5. Strada

Pentron

Information is a powerful weapon in the fight for healthy gums.  Fortunately, Pentron’s new Strada platform is chock full of free dental health information, education slides, infographics, and videos for patients and practices, plus it offers forums and discussion boards where real dentists and hygienists discuss the latest and most relevant dental topics.