The Power of a Toothbrush
Guest Blogger Dental Hygienist Nanette Pypec
At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, our goal as hygienists is to help our patients achieve healthy mouths and protect and increase the lifespan of their teeth and their dental work. I am often asked questions about dental health and dental care products, and my years of experience and training as a dental hygienist as well as my continuing education classes have afforded me a wealth of knowledge to offer our patients the best care and the best answers to their questions. One oral hygiene recommendation I often make to patients is the investment in a power toothbrush. As a dental professional at Dental Health and Wellness Boston, I choose the power brush to fit my patient’s individual dental needs. We usually recommend one of the following brands: Oral B Braun, Sonicare, or Rotodent.
My personal preferred power brush is the Rotodent. I have been using it myself since 1988 (Rotodent comes with a lifetime guarantee, excluding brush heads) and prefer it over other power brushes due to its mechanism of action, size of brush head, and shape of the brush head. It is designed to mimic the design of a professional dental polisher. The Rotodent has over 5000 soft tiny fibers that oscillate in a 360 degree sweeping action and it is designed to target hard to reach areas (under bridges, around crowns and implants). The fibers absorb liquids, so it can be dipped in a medicine like Chlorohexidine or Tooth and Gum Tonic and apply the material right where it is needed. It is also clinically proven to remove 92% of plaque where other power brushes remove 80-82%. This is very helpful in managing gum disease, and is recommended by several well-known periodontists for its effectiveness in removing bacteria and decreasing periodontal disease.
Rotodent is ideal for patients with porcelain or ceramic cosmetic dental work such as veneers and anterior crowns. Since our practice specializes in cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Smith has restored so many smiles over the years with advanced dental work. It is my job to ensure the patient takes good care of their new smile, and they do everything they can to make this beautiful work last a long time. The Rotodent is proven to be safe and non-abrasive to dental work and will not scratch or remove the polished glaze from restorations. The Rotodent is now conveniently available for purchase at Dental Health and Wellness Boston.