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May 2021 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

colgateToothpaste and Mouthrinse

Colgate-Palmolive Co, New York, offers its Colgate Zero product offerings. Formulated with no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors, the product line includes Colgate® Zero Peppermint Toothpaste, which has a microfoaming formula that provides a deep clean and caries protection, while also strengthening enamel and freshening breath with a 100% natural flavor. The formula Colgate Zero Toothpaste for Kids 2-6 Years holds the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance and has a kid-friendly natural strawberry flavor. Younger children will enjoy the Colgate Zero Toothpaste for Kids 3-24 Months, which has a baby-friendly natural mild fruit flavor and is safe if swallowed. The fluoride-free formula also offers a gentle clean for teeth and gums. Colgate Zero Mouthwash Fresh Breath is alcohol-free, designed to kill 99% of bacteria, and has a natural, cooling peppermint flavor that freshens breath. The Colgate Zero for Kids Manual Toothbrush is free of bisphosphonate-A and is suitable for children ages 2 and older. 800-468-6502.

preventechSpiral Cup Prophy Angle 

Preventech, Indian Trail, North Carolina, makes the Pivot Plus Spiral Cup DPA with deeper external edges for more efficient polishing on adjacent teeth and interproximal areas, plus improved splatter control. Pivot offers made-in-the-USA quality at a great value, now with a broader line, to fit dental hygienists’ needs without paying more. 800-474-8681.

Perfetti Van MelleAntiCaries Chewing Gum 

Perfetti Van Melle USA Inc, Erlanger, Kentucky, announces its Mentos® Pure Fresh Gum has been awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance following the ADA’s finding that the product is safe and effective to help prevent caries when chewed for 20 minutes after eating. Mentos Pure Fresh Gum is sugar free and made with xylitol, a sugar substitute from natural sources. The seal now appears  on Mentos Pure Fresh Gum Spearmint and Fresh Mint flavors’ 50-piece curvy bottles.

Burst Oral CareOral Probiotic

BURST Oral Care, Walnut, California, makes 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, 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.

Chattem IncOral Care Products

Chattem Inc, Chattanooga, Tennessee, offers ACT® oral care products, a full line of pH-balanced fluoride mouthrinses for ages 6+, as well as products for dry mouth sufferers, whitening, sensitivity, and more. ACT has been a trusted leader in dental care products for more than 30 years. 800-366-6833.

CuraproxHydrosonic Toothbrush

Curaprox, Mesa, Arizona, is now offering a BLACK is WHITE Hydrosonic Toothbrush with Carbon Brush Heads. Gentle and effective with CUREN filaments, the brush also features a rubberized back to prevent unpleasant vibrations. The water drop-shaped design of the brush heads envelops each individual tooth.  The brush offers three intensity levels for up to 84,000 brush movements per/minute with simple one button for switching on and off and changing levels. The brush comes with a 2-minute timer, 2-week battery life, and two brush heads.  800-919-0120.

sunstarInterdental Cleaner

Sunstar Americas Inc, Schaumburg, Illinois, offers GUM® Soft-Picks® Comfort Flex Mint, which deliver a minty fresh sensation and feature flexible rubber bristles for gentle, effective between-teeth food and plaque removal. It’s the newest offering in the GUM line, which includes GUM Soft-Picks Original and Advanced, all of which are designed to clean between teeth as effectively as string flossing. 888-777-3101.

HuFriedyGroupErgonomic Scaler

HuFriedyGroup, Chicago, introduces the Harmony™ Scaler. This scaler is designed to reduce pinch force up to 65% and the amount of pressure applied to the tooth by up to 37%. Designed with TrueFit™ Technology, an advanced sensor-based technology system, more than 2.8 million data points were collected to develop this ergonomic solution. With a design that is easily adaptable to the clinician’s individual grasp, the Harmony Scaler is the perfect fit for dental hygienists. 800-483-7433.

elementaAntiCaries Mouthrinse

Elementa, Provo, Utah, makes a dentist-formulated mouthrinse that uses patent-pending nano silver technology to weaken plaque biofilm, neutralize oral acid, and deliver needed calcium and xylitol directly to the dentition. The nano silver particles also target bacteria that emit sulfur gas and cause oral malodor. Xylitol improves salivary flow and relieves xerostomia symptoms.

VOCO America IncFluoride Varnish Launches New Flavor

VOCO America Inc, Indian Land, South Carolina, is introducing a new flavor, pina colada, to its Profluorid Varnish, a light and great-tasting white transparent 5% sodium fluoride varnish. The refreshing mix of pineapples and coconuts complements the current lineup of caramel, mint, cherry, bubble gum, melon, and cola lime flavors. The pina colada-flavored varnish is packaged in the standard easy-to-use single-dose delivery system and provides the same quick uptake formulization. 888-658-2584.

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. May 2021;19(5):44-45.

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