Oral-B has launched a brand new substitute head to suit its IO vary of electrical toothbrushes referred to as Specialised Clear.
It options tufted bristles for cleansing round implants and interdental areas.
The corporate requested periodontist, Dr Amit Patel, to attempt the brand new head upfront of launch. He discovered it helped sufferers entry and clear arduous to succeed in areas.
Moreover, he felt ‘it helped sufferers enhance their oral hygiene round their implants, too’.
Specialised Clear head
Dr Patel chosen 10 implant sufferers to test-drive the top.
Those that had been proven proof of bleeding on probing and irritation of the peri-implant tissues had been then given the Specialised Clear Oral-B IO toothbrush for a interval of three months and re-evaluated each clinically and with an open-ended questionnaire to evaluate enchancment (or in any other case).
When re-evaluating the sufferers after three months, the suggestions was constructive. Sufferers reported that their enamel ‘had by no means felt cleaner’. And that their gums felt higher with no related bleeding.
Dr Patel was inspired that some sufferers advised it was far simpler to make use of the Specialised Clear head within the posterior area interproximally than interdental brushes. Particularly if that they had bigger areas.
Clinically, all sufferers confirmed a big enchancment in bleeding on probing round their implants. This was as a result of discount in plaque in these websites.
He concludes that: ‘The Oral B IO helps on-going periodontal remedy. The Specialised Clear head has a task within the upkeep of their implants’.