Sunstar Americas, Inc. recently launched its G·U·M PerioShield Oral Health Rinse, as well as its PerioBalance Daily Dental Probiotic.The PerioShield Oral Health Rinse inhibits bacterial adhesion to tooth surfaces through its proprietary ingredient, delmopinol hydrochloride 0.2%, which not only prevents bacteria from forming the glucan/polysaccharide film necessary for adherence, but also disrupts existing plaque biofilm, making it easier to remove. Patients are recommended to rinse with PerioShield twice a day (morning and evening) for 30 seconds.
Visit www.sunstaramericas.comPDT unveils furcation probes
Paradise Dental Technologies recently introduced two new ACE Furcation Probes, which feature a contra angle end for universal adaptation, allowing for easier access to all furcations. Mesial and lingual furcations can be properly charted and monitored. Both instruments feature the furcation probe on one end. However, one offers a UNC12 (1 thru 12 by 1mm) on the other end, and the other instrument features Probe 12 short (3-6-9-12) on the opposite end.Call (800) 240-9895 or visit www.pdtdental.com
Mouth Watchers brush features Flossing Bristles
Mouth Watchers recently introduced its antibacterial toothbrushes with Flossing Bristles. The dual action Flossing Bristles are soft and microthin at the tip to reach and brush away food and plaque that ordinary toothbrushes miss. Inner bristles are thicker to ensure that teeth and gums are completely cleaned. In addition, Mouth Watchers' antibacterial bristles eliminate 99.9% of bacteria build-up on the toothbrush in just six hours with a patented, nanosilver technology. The are shipped in attractive retail displays of 20 toothbrushes. Adult and children sizes are available, and six different colors are available.
Visit www.mouthwatchers.comProNamel Fresh Wave protects against acid erosion
GlaxoSmithKline recently introduced Sensodyne ProNamel Fresh Wave toothpaste to provide protection against the effects of acid erosion. The toothpaste was designed to help re-harden acid softened enamel, building resistance against the further effects of acid erosion. The toothpaste has a minty flavor to freshen breath.
Pierrel Research USA, a subsidiary of Pierrel SpA, the Italian-based pharmaceutical services company recently announced the U.S. launch of Orabloc (articaine hydrochloride 4% with epinephrine 1:100,000 and articaine hydrochloride 4% with epinephrine 1:200,000). Orabloc is a more pure formulation of Articaine with epinephrine, an injectable dental anesthetic for routine dental procedures and oral surgery. Orabloc will be available through Patterson Dental (www.pattersondental.com).
EcoBee recently introduced the BeeSure Floral Design Face Masks. These floral print masks are available in three colorful designs – Hibiscus, Plumeria, and Orchid. The masks are designed with a CoolSilk® lint-free and dye-free inner layer. The proprietary RoundEdge corners and cushioned ear loops provide comfort to users. The floral face masks also offer 15% more breathing volume with the Quad-Fold design.Visit www.ecobeeworld.com
Young Dental launches latex-free, pointed polisher
Young Dental recently launched the Pointed Polisher. The latest version of the Classic disposable prophy angle is now equipped with a firm, latex-free cup that comes to a complete point for interproximal access and polishing precision. This screw-type point either comes attached to the Classic angle, or it can be purchased separately for autoclavable use. In addition, the point is flexible enough so that it can fit around brackets and under orthodontic wires. The Classic Pointed Polishers come in packages of 100, while individual points (for metal angles) come packaged in 144-count quantities.
Visit www.youngdental.com or call (800) 325-1881Crosstex ConFirm speeds up biological monitoring
Crosstex International recently introduced ConFirm 10 to assist compliance with increasingly stringent requirements for biological monitoring of steam sterilizers in dental practices: ConFirm 10 delivers results in just 10 hours. Indicators containing bacterial spores are processed in a normal sterilizer cycle, then placed in the ConFirm 10 incubator. Easy-to-read results are available for recording in just 10 hours. Industry guidelines in both the United States and Canada now stipulate that health-care professionals verify the performance of their sterilizers with biological monitoring more frequently.
Visit www.crosstex.com or call (631) 582-6777Aurelia introduces nitrile exam gloves
Aurelia recently launched Transform nitrile exam gloves. Transform gloves are ultra-thin for superior tactile sensitivity, combine long-lasting comfort, durability, and decreased hand fatigue, have improved barrier protection, and come in a new TransBlue color. The gloves are packaged with 200 pieces of gloves per box, resulting in eco-friendly packaging.
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