March 2021 Marketplace For Dental Hygienists
A listing of featured products.
TePe, Malmö, Sweden, makes a more sustainable interdental brush. The brushes are made with fossil-free pine oils, reducing their carbon footprint by 80%. Manufactured in Sweden with renewable energy, TePe Interdental Brushes are available in nine color-coded sizes. Developed in collaboration with dental experts to ensure the highest performance and quality in every detail, the brushes offer optimal filament coverage, rounded loops, plastic-coated wires, and ergonomic handles. 888-644-837; tepe.com.
Elevate Oral Care, West Palm Beach, Florida, has launched a convenient three-bottle kit of Advantage Arrest® Silver Diamine Fluoride 38% (SDF). Each kit contains a total of 9 mLs of liquid in three 3 mL bottles. This new option allows offices to economically stock each treatment room, enhancing asepsis and saving time. The kit option is especially useful with the new Current Dental Terminology D1355 primary prevention code, which became available on January 1, 2021. Each drop of Advantage Arrest can treat up to five sites, at just half the cost of fluoride varnishes. 877-866-9113; elevateoralcare.com.
Ho Dental Co, Las Vegas, introduces the AiroPur Dental Aerosol Suction Cup, a disposable suction device for controlling aerosols, especially during procedures such as ultrasonic scaling or coronal polishing. The product is designed to provide peace of mind for oral health professionals at a low cost. The AiroPur inserts into the end of the high-volume evacuation (HVE) hose. The patient holds the top of the AiroPur even with his or her lower lip while the HVE is operational, effectively pulling aerosols from the mouth and the air surrounding the patient’s face. The simple device eliminates the need for bulky or expensive new equipment. 702-430-9847; hodentalcompany.com.
P&G Crest + Oral B, Cincinnati, has reimagined its Oral-B iO power toothbrush. The unique oral health professional-inspired round brush head is designed to surround each tooth with its microvibrating bristles to reach below the gumline for a deep, professional clean feeling every day. The bimodal smart pressure sensor provides positive brushing feedback, identifying and guiding users to brush in the optimal pressure range to protect gums and enamel. The Linear Magnetic Drive System delivers controlled, consistent movements from the handle to brush tips, producing gentle microvibrations for a more enjoyable experience and efficiently transferring more energy directly to the bristle tips. The Smart Display with Personalized Brushing Modes offers an intuitive interface that provides coaching and motivation throughout the cleaning process and features up to seven brush modes for a highly personalized experience. 800-566-7252; oralb.com.
BURST USA Inc, Walnut, California, introduces Oral Probiotics, minty fresh, dissolvable lozenges that, in conjunction with regular oral hygiene, help to reestablish a healthy balance of bacteria in the oral cavity and upper respiratory system. The product focuses on promoting the growth of good bacteria, such as Streptococcus salivarius and Lactobacillus rhamnosus, in the oral cavity and curtailing the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Formulated with 6 billion colony forming units (with a guaranteed 2 million upon consumption, as with all living things, they degrade over time) and six strains of bacteria, these clinically researched probiotic strains specifically target plaque buildup, caries, and oral malodor. The Oral Probiotics are made from 100% natural ingredients, and are sugar- and genetically modified organism free, and vegetarian; burstoralcare.com.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. March 2021;19(3):44.