Ultradent Products Inc, South Jordan, Utah, has added a flavor-free version to its Enamelast fluoride varnish line. This new flavor-free option is designed for patients who want to leave their appointments without any lingering taste, as well as those with allergy concerns regarding flavorings. Enamelast fluoride varnish is a xylitol-sweetened 5% sodium fluoride in a resin carrier, which is designed to occlude the dentinal tubules in the treatment of sensitivity. The varnish is made with a patented adhesion-promoting agent designed to enhance retention, providing superior fluoride release and uptake. 800-552-5512.
Livionex Inc, Los Gatos, California, offers LivFresh Dental Gel, designed to reduce plaque and improve gingival inflammation and bleeding. As a dental gel, not a traditional toothpaste, LivFresh fights plaque on a molecular level, according to the company. Safe for all ages, LivFresh provides an ultra-foaming action and includes only edible ingredients. The gel does not contain abrasives, antimicrobials, parabens, gluten, sugar, triclosan, or sodium lauryl sulfate. 408-884-1522.
MouthWatch, Metuchen, New Jersey, has launched a new intraoral camera, the MouthWatch Plus+. It features true 1080p image resolution at a low price point. Additional benefits include rapid video display rate of 60 frames per second, accurate anatomical color rendition, adjustable LED lighting with four brightness levels, lighting and capture control buttons on top and bottom for multiple ergonomic grasp options, and power saving standby mode that turns off when the camera is untouched for 30-seconds. 877-544-4342.
The Toothbrush Pillow, Peoria, Arizona, is designed for patients with diminished motor skills or physical impairment. Appropriate for all age groups, the product has received approval from the Special Interest Group for IIAS Standards as a health savings account- and flexible savings account-eligible medical device. The Toothbrush Pillow is used by patients with Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, autism, or upper limb amputation to perform proper oral hygiene without assistance from family members or caregivers. The device rests on a table or countertop to steady a toothbrush during toothpaste application by a physically or neurologically impaired individual or small child. The toothbrush lies flat and steady, with bristles facing up on the pillow. Designed to work with standard or electric toothbrushes, the pillow can easily be cleaned with soap and water. 623-444-2985.
Finnish company Athlos Oy has announced a new generation of intraoral radiography sensors, the DC-Air sensor. After receiving acceptance from the United States Food and Drug Administration, the product is now available for US distribution via Freedom Technologies Group. Designed to streamline dental workflows, the DC-Air is a wireless intraoral sensor that offers Bluetooth and direct-conversion technology. Comfortable for patients, the DC-Air provides excellent image quality, with results in real time to help expedite diagnosis. 855-664-1953.
Described as an interactive oral health educational tool, the MyPerioHealth app from OraPharma, Warminster, Pennsylvania, helps patients understand their stage and grade of periodontal disease on a single, digital platform at the point of care. The MyPerioHealth app is designed to encourage dialogue and support interactive assessment in a patient-friendly, portable manner. By responding to a series of short questions, patients and providers can obtain a wealth of information regarding periodontal health status. The MyPerioHealth app complements manual staging and grading by streamlining data collection and automating calculations. Intended for use on a tablet or cell phone, the app is available on both iOS and Android platforms. 866-273-7846.
The Sonic-Fusion 2.0 from Waterpik, Fort Collins, Colorado, provides a convenient and effective all-in-one brushing and flossing experience. The company says this newest version features two times the bristle speed and 30% more flossing power than the original model for a superior cleaning experience. Features include two brushing speeds, three cleaning modes, and an advanced water pressure control system with 10 settings. The Sonic-Fusion 2.0 toothbrush cleans tooth surfaces, while the built-in water flosser jet inside the brush head targets biofilm and debris deep between the teeth and gingiva. 800-525-2774.
Under a partnership agreement, Align Technology, San Jose, California, is debuting a professional whitening system using the Opalescence PF whitening formula from Ultradent. Optimized for use with Align’s Invisalign clear aligners and Vivera retainers, the system will carry the cobranded name of “Invisalign Professional Whitening System—powered by Opalescence.” This approach will allow dental offices to offer whitening services during active tooth movement with Invisalign aligners, as well as during passive retention using Vivera retainers. Expected to be available in 2022, the Invisalign Professional Whitening System enables dental providers to use Opalescence PF for in-office whitening treatment and for supervised at-home bleaching. 602-742-2000.
Young Innovations, Algonquin, Illinois, introduces vVARDIS’ Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus with proprietary Curolox technology. The locally applied professional mouthrinse is designed to provide in-depth anticaries treatment of initial tooth decay or white spot lesions. Once applied onto a cleaned white spot, Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus’ unique formulation helps the fluoride and the calcium found in saliva penetrate the enamel, boosting the remineralization process of the enamel over time. 847-458-5400.
Air Techniques, Melville, New York, has added a new line of nitrous oxide/oxygen nasal hoods and scavenging circuits. The design of the company’s Double Nasal Hoods minimizes ambient nitrous oxide in the operatory. It also uses an oval exhalation valve that directs exhaled gases to the built-in scavenger flow channels. The inner hood seals to the patient’s face to ensure proper gas delivery, and the slim profile improves visibility for the dental team while allowing excellent access to the oral cavity. Latex free and fully autoclavable, the nitrous oxide/oxygen nasal hoods and scavenging circuits are compatible with most nitrous oxide/oxygen flowmeters. 800-AIR-TECH.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. November 2021;19(11)44-45.