It is one thing to be haunted during Halloween, but not during your management of high risk caries! We believe dental professionals should aim to, establish into their practice, a caries protocol that eliminates all fears!
At Oral Science, we can help you get optimal and more predictable clinical results for patients using an at home care kit containing three evidence-based solutions; the Zerø Cavity Kit!
While these products are excellent for the oral health of everyone, they have been specifically developed to effectively treat and manage patients presenting an elevated risk of developing cavities. It is not necessary to extensively assess the level of risk of the patients to choose which solution to provide to them. If a client falls into one of the situations below, this at home care kit becomes an ideal choice. These situations are:
• An acidic and high sugar diet
• A compromised medical history
• Deep pit fissures
• Defective restorations
• Genetic risk
• Lack of fluoride exposure
• Poor oral self-care
• Recent decay
• White spot lesions
Let’s now look closer at these solutions and how best to recommend these solutions!
Solution #1: X-PUR CariØ Toothpaste, at Least 2 Times a Day for a Minimum of 3 Months
For adults and children highly infected by cariogenic bacteria (100,000 Streptococcus mutans / mL of saliva), which represents a high proportion of your patients, fluoride toothpaste will remineralize, but might not offer optimal removal of cariogenic bacteria.
X-PUR CariØ, with its scientifically proven 25% xylitol formulation, works during the colonization and adhesion of the caries process to reduce the cariogenic bacteria load. For many years, studies have shown that tooth decay-causing bacteria are not able to metabolize xylitol, which results in an absence of lactic acid and polysaccharide production.
This is why X-PUR CariØ is effective to prevent the caries process, reduce non-cavitated and cavitated lesions and remineralize.
As you may know, it has been developed by a Canadian cariologist, Dr. Jacques Véronneau. We invite you to read about the results of his studies in this Oral Health article!
Solution #2: Curaprox 5460 Toothbrush, the Softest in the World!
A fantastic toothpaste also needs a fantastic toothbrush! The Curaprox 5460 offers up to 10x more ultra-soft and dense bristles than a regular toothbrush! The optimal way to eliminate biofilm!
Solution #3: X-PUR Opti-Rinse 0.2% (a Unique Formulation of NaF + Cetylpyridinium Chloride + Xylitol) Everyday During 1 Month
A recent study has shown that its unique formulation is more effective than Chlorhexidine rinses to reduce Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sobrinus (rampant caries).
For optimal results, we recommend to use the 0.2% concentration every day during one month (or until completion of the 473 ml bottle) as a shock treatment to transform the cariogenic flora into a non-cariogenic flora. The patients can then return to using the 0.05% concentration every day to pursue the remineralizing process.
A Premium Kit
The Zerø Cavity Kit is offered in a superb premium PVC travel bag and includes a plasticized instructions card to allow your patients to feel entirely supported by your recommendations!
We hope this will help you manage the home-care treatment of your high risk caries patients!
For a complete presentation on our high risk caries treatment protocol, we invite you to schedule an in-office presentation with our team of Oral Health Educators and RDH’s!