At each consultation Juliette will review your Dental Health Program and the products most suited to your needs. Listed below are some of the products Juliette most frequently reccommends. Looking after your teeth and gums well at home will help keep your mouth healthy. A clean and healthy mouth will improve your appearance, help you to keep your teeth and give you fresh breath.
Power Brushes : Philips Sonicare
Sonic toothbrushes work very differently to normal power brushes. The tooth-cleansing ability of a sonic toothbrush is due to two separate mechanisms.
Mechanical cleaning. - Just like with other brushes, the bristles mechanically remove plaque from the surface of the teeth.
Fluid dynamics. -This is what makes sonic toothbrushes different.Fluid dynamics refers to the process where the intense vibrational speed of the sonic brush's bristles agitate the fluids that surround the teeth (water, saliva), to the degree that they're able to disrupt dental plaque colonies even beyond where the bristles of the brush actually touch.
Little or no manual pressure is needed when using a sonic tooth brush. The Sonicare toothbrush is ideal for those who have a tendancy to brush too hard or for those with sensitive teeth and gums. Juliette also advises the use of this brush with cosmetic crown and bridge work, veneers and those with a history of gum pocketing.
Power Brushes : Oral-B 2000
The Oral-B range of "rotary" electric brushes are all similar in the fact that they have a set of rotating bristles. The toothbrush bristles are arranged in a circular pattern on a circular brush head. The entire head then oscillates back and forth.
The Oral-B 2000 has both an oscillating and pulsing motion. These brushes have a round brush head that oscillates back and forth at a rate of 8,800 brush strokes per minute. In addition to this action, there's an added pulsating motion that creates movements as high as 40,000 pulses per minute.
This makes plaque removal much more efficient, particularly in hard to reach places such as in between the teeth and at the back of the mouth. Rotary toothbrushes often have a small-sized compact brush head compared to the typical manual toothbrush. These smaller heads are designed for tooth-by
-tooth cleaning, as opposed to brushing two or more teeth
Oral -B toothbrushes have a number of toothbrush head designs to choose from. All the head designs are interchangeable and can be used with any Oral-B handle. Juliette reccommends the Precision Clean Head (featured in the demonstration video) as the most effective brush head. The Oral-B 2000 also has a pressure sensor in the handle making this an ideal brush for all the family.
Manual Brushes : Curaprox
There are a number of different size Curaprox manual brushes. Juliette reccommend the Curaprox Smart and the Curaprox 5460. There are also a variety of specialised brushes for interdental cleaning, implant care and brushes for those with orthodontic braces. Ask Juliette for a reccommendation.
There are some places in the mouth that are not that easy to reach for some toothbrushes: behind the upper molars for example, as well as the insides of the upper and lower front teeth. CURAPROX toothbrushes are designed with a small, compact brush head.
The handle of a Curaprox toothbrush is octagonal, which helps position the toothbrush at the correct angle 45 degrees, half on the gum and half on the tooth, so that not only the tooth, but also the important gum line are cleaned gently and effectively.
The bristles of Curaprox brushes , unlike other toothbrush companies, are not made of nylon, instead the very fine filaments are made of CUREN® ( a type of polyester). CUREN® allows the bristles to be very fine ensuring there is no damage to the gums as well as allowing many more bristles to be packed on the compact head, increasing plaque removal.