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Product Guide 4

A listing of featured products.


OMNI Preventive Care, a 3M ESPE Co, West Palm Beach, Fla, provides ControlRx® 5000 ppm Fluoride, 1.1% Neutral Sodium, prescription fluoride dentifrice designed to provide protection from root surface caries associated with recession, decay at the margins of restorations, and decalcification around orthodontic brackets. It provides significant remineralization with a gentle, yet effective cleaning system for daily use. ControlRx is available in vanilla mint and berry flavors. (800) 445-3386;


Mydent International, Hauppauge, NY, makes the DEFEND Diffuser Anti-Fog Surgical Pleated Ear-Loop Mask, designed to be more absorbent and with a more comfortable nosepiece. The mask is made with three-ply nonwoven polyester material. It has a soft inner layer and is both fiberglass- and latex-free. Soft, rounded ear loops hold the mask in place. (800) 275-0020;


Vista Dental, Racine, Wis, offers custom printing on its Spring™ toothbrush line and the youth size in the Breeze™ toothbrush line. The Spring toothbrush has soft DuPont® bristles and comes in two levels of flexibility: firm and soft. The Breeze toothbrush also offers soft DuPont bristles and is available in four sizes: adult full head, adult compact head, youth, and junior. (877) 418-4782;


Cetylite Industries Inc, Pennsauken, NJ, offers Zarosen®, a desensitizer designed to deliver immediate relief from hypersensitivity using strontium chloride. One bottle of Zarosen contains nearly 100 applications. Zarosen can be applied before and after prophylaxis and is applied in a one-step, chairside procedure, requiring no light curing or mixing. It can be applied to wet or dry surfaces with cotton or brush applicator. (800) 257-7740;


GlaxoSmithKline, Parsippany, NJ, announces Polident® Fresh Cleanse™. The denture cleanser features a pump delivery system and foaming formulation that is easy-to-use. The foam easily penetrates into denture crevices to microclean away tough stains and plaque. Polident Fresh Cleanse does not contain abrasives that can scratch denture surfaces and is safe for use with full or partial dentures, as well as other removable orthodontic dental materials. (800) 652-5625;


Sunstar (Butler® and GUM® brands), Chicago, introduces PerioGlas®, a synthetic bone regeneration material composed of all natural elements that actively supports bone regeneration and is used in ridge preservation following extraction. Filling the extraction site with PerioGlas is designed to stimulate osteostimulation, which encourages osteoblast proliferation and new bone growth while its scaffolding network supports the new bone growth. (800) 528-8537;


Zila Pharmaceuticals Inc, Phoenix, introduces ViziLite® Plus with TBlue630™, designed to make oral cancer screening more comprehensive. ViziLite’s technology assists dental professionals in detecting oral abnormalities that the naked eye can’t see. If ViziLite reveals an abnormality, TBlue630 can mark the lesion for further evaluation. ViziLite Plus includes a chemiluminescent light technology and a marking system using Zila® Tolonium Chloride (ZTC™). (866) 945-2776;


Colgate®, New York, introduces Colgate PreviDent® 5000 Sensitive, a prescription strength toothpaste for caries prevention with the addition of sensitivity relief. The paste provides 5,000 ppm neutral sodium fluoride to help remineralize root caries and it contains 5% potassium nitrate to help soothe sensitive teeth. (800) 2-COLGATE;


Philips Oral Healthcare, Stamford, Conn, offers the Sonicare Elite e9000 Custom Care System that features a new compact brush head for plaque removal. The system comes with two brush head sizes, allowing patients to easily reach posterior teeth and interproximal spaces. The new compact brush head—30% smaller than the standard brush head—is designed to remove significantly more plaque than the standard brush head in posterior areas. (800) 676-SONIC;


Den-Mat Corp, Santa Rosa, Calif, makes the LUMINEERS Placement Tray, which has places for instruments, solutions, and additional materials to assist the dental team. The tray is made from chemically-resistant polypropylene reinforced with mineral fibers and the bib is coated with a protective finish designed for easy cleaning without creating wear. (800) 445-0345;

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. December 2006;4(12): 22-24.

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