Home Care Corner
Philips Sonicare Toothbrush Kit
Taking care of your oral health is a whole different story when you have braces. That's why Sonicare has teamed up with our office to create a program that can help patients with braces stay on track with keeping a clean and healthy mouth. With the help of your kit, patients can steer clear of common problems like gingivitis, tarter and demineralization, which can result in additional time and expense, and get the most beautiful and healthy smile possible.
The Sonicare kit comes free to you here at Morrone & Kaye when you have full braces placed in our office. This is a GREAT value, because your package includes:
- Philips sonicare EasyClean sonic toothbrush with 3 replacement brush heads. The toothbrushes are light-weight and encourages attentive brushing of each quadrant of the mouth and reinforces a recommended brushing time of 2 minutes.
- Philips Sonicare Fluoridex Prescription-Strength Anticavity Toothpaste. Flavors inculed Mint or Fruit.
- Philips Sonicare Breath Rx, an antibacterial mouth rinse which helps prevent cavities.
Ortho Patient Kit
Our Ortho Patient Kit contains some of the most important supplies to help you during your time in braces. It contains a Full Handle Toothbrush, Travel-toothbrush, Dental Floss, Interdental Proxabrush, Orthodontic Wax, a Dental Mirror and Floss Threaders. More information on many of these items can be viewed below.
Philips Sonicare Fluoridex Toothpaste
This unique fluoride toothpaste is included in our kit (above). It can also be purchased here at our office for a nominal price. The perscription-strenth formula provides for better remineralization after 10 days, low abrasion and helps to reverse white-spot lesions. This is a great addition to your treatment, especially for patients with a higher caries risk and orthodontic decalcification
Colgate Peroxyl is an oral debriding agent and oral wound cleanser. It helps to cleanse and promote healing of minor mouth irritations, and provides a whole mouth cleaning after a daily regiment of brushing and flossing. Benefits include reducing bacteria to help prevent infection.
Orabase Paste with Benzocaine
Colgate Orabase Paste contains 20% Benzocaine to provide clinically proven pain relief for canker and mouth sores. A small amount of paste is placed on the affected area as needed. It forms a protective barrier over the lesion and shields from further irritation.
The proxabrush is an easy to use interdental brush to remove plaque from areas between braces and teeth most commonly missed by toothbrushing alone. As a popular and effective alternative to dental floss, proxabrush Trav-Lers are ideal for cleaning between natural teeth and orthodontic appliances. These can be easily adjusted up to 90 degrees fro access to hard-to-reach teeth toward the back of the mouth. The cap can be reversed to extend the handle for easier access to the back of the mouth. We recommend using these throughout the day, after each meal.
Platypus Orthodontic Flossers
The Platypus flosser increases flossing compliance up to 80% in pateints with braces. It's structure uses the tooth's natural anatomy to allow patients to floss correctly, eliminating the worry of damanging wires and brackets while flossing. No threading is required and you can floss your entire mouth in less than 2 minutes. It is the only flosser with the innovative structure which fits under the archwire, between the teeth and up to the gumline.
Orthodontic wax releaves discomfort by adhering to braces and wires and also to hooks, tubes and ligatures. Wax is recommended by dental professionals for relief from possible pain and irritaion caused by orthodontic appliances. It also protects the gums and soft tissue linings of the cheeks and lips providing a comfortable barrier from the sharp ends of wires and pointed appliance parts. Packaged in a small clear platic case, a small amount of wax is removed and placed directly on the problem area. Remove before brushing and teeth cleaning and reapply as needed. Not to worry if the wax is swallowed! It is low in both calories and cholesterol :)
Gishy Goo is very similar to orthodontic wax. It prevents the braces from snagging the lips, cheeks and the tongue. It often remains in place better than wax and provides lasting comfort for lips and cheeks for up to 12 hours. A small amount of each tube is expessed simultaneously, then kneaded together and applied to the offending area. Mkae sure the area is dry before applying!
Soft - Picks
Soft-Picks are comfortable and easy to use between teeth cleaners for on-the-go removal of plaque and food particles. The flexble and tapered synthetic rubber bristles fit easily between most teeth, removing dental plaque where gum disaese often starts and toothbrushes alone cannot reach. The are highly recommended by dental hygienists and will help you to reach the goal of between-teeth cleaning at least once per day. They are proven to remove as much plaque as traditional floss and reduce interental bleeding as well as inflammation after 6 weeks of use.
Super Floss provides a solution for cleaning between braces and under appliances. It is designed with a stiffened-end dental floss threader, spongy floss and regular floss which all work together to acheive maximum results in removing plaque around and under the gumline.
Floss Threaders are designed to assist patients in threading dental floss under orthodontic braces and appliances, which tend to be plaque traps and require additional cleaning efforts. Flossing without threaders is almost impossible and a buildup of dental plaque may compromise the health and longevity of the appliance as well as the surrounding natural teeth. Cleaning the orthodontic appliances with the use of Floss Threaders should be done at least one time per day, in addition to regular toothbrushing and the use of a proxabrush.