Effective, comfortable and eco-conscious


  Posted by: Dental Design      13th June 2023

As a dental professional, you will be well aware of the importance of interdental cleaning for your patients’ oral health. When it comes to recommending the best products, there are several aspects to consider. These include how effective solutions are in removing plaque, how easy and comfortable they are to use, their impact on the environment and their cost-efficiency for patients. It’s about facilitating gentle but effective oral hygiene, utilising innovation for the very best results. Ticking all the right boxes can be difficult, but not with Curaprox interdental brushes…

Effective and gentle on the mouth

Curaprox understands the importance of supporting gentle yet powerful oral hygiene, which is why it offers a range of highly innovative, Swiss-quality solutions.

The interdental brushes feature a flexible wire that bends around the teeth for a comfortable yet thorough clean. The Curaprox CPS interdental brushes utilise super-fine, extra-long, ultra-resilient bristles, arranged in an umbrella shape to efficiently remove plaque and bacteria from around the teeth and along the gumline. They can be safely used within even the narrowest of interdental spaces and are available in a range of sizes to suit all patients’ needs. Each size is colour-coded for convenience and ease of use.

Like all Curaprox products, the CPS Prime interdental brushes are backed by science and support an evidence-based approach to oral hygiene. One paper[i] found that CPS Prime brushes were able to penetrate 94% of interdental spaces studied, demonstrating their suitability for a wide range of patients with various clinical needs and anatomies.

Additional products are available in the Chairside Prime Handy brushes, which are perfect for use within the practice to teach and review interdental cleaning techniques.

Better for the environment and cost-effective

Hundreds of thousands of plastic interdental brushes are bought and thrown away every year around the world. These are contributing to the millions of tonnes of plastic waste created annually.

Curaprox has responded to this by minimising the environmental impact of many of its products. The interdental brushes create significantly less plastic waste than previous generations or other brands because patients are only ever replacing the brush tip, not the entire tool, thanks to the innovative click handle system. They also last longer, so they need not be replaced too often and therefore fewer are thrown away each year. All of this makes the Curaprox interdental brushes a fantastic choice for eco-conscious patients, promoting more sustainable oral health protocols for them and the practice.

Furthermore, the interdental brushes last up to five times longer than other brushes on the market thanks to their durable materials. In addition, less frequent replacements mean these solutions are more cost-effective for patients and their families today as well.  

Motivating patients

The first step for dental teams is to encourage patients to include interdental cleaning as part of their daily oral hygiene routines. By understanding that it helps to reduce their risk of plaque build-up and gingivitis,[ii] they should be motivated to perform interdental cleaning once a day. Of the estimated 10 billion bacteria living in interdental spaces, 8% have been found to be Socransky complexes – which are significant contributors to periodontal disease in adults.i Frequently removing these from the mouth is essential to promote periodontal health and avoid the development of disease.

It can be useful to review the patient’s cleaning technique and offer advice to ensure that they are maximising on the benefits available. This should include discussion around the size of interdental brush they are using for each space.

The gentle touch of Swiss innovation

Curaprox products are brought to market by Curaden, who is renowned for providing industry-leading, gentle yet highly effective oral health solutions, designed and manufactured to high Swiss quality standards. With more than 60 years of experience in the field, Curaden is committed to continually improving and advancing its product portfolio to meet the ever-changing needs of the dental team and their patients.

The Curaprox interdental brushes are just one example of the innovative solutions available, but they eloquently demonstrate the quality of solutions provided by Curaden. So next time your patient comes to you looking for a recommendation to enhance their oral health at home, consider the Curaprox interdental brushes for an effective, comfortable and eco-conscious solution.  

For more information, please visit www.curaprox.co.uk

[i] Carrouel F, Viennot S, Santamaria J, Veber P, Bourgeois D. Quantitative Molecular Detection of 19 Major Pathogens in the Interdental Biofilm of Periodontally Healthy Young Adults. Front Microbiol. 2016 Jun 2;7:840. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00840. eCollection 2016.

[ii] Worthington HV, MacDonald L, Poklepovic Pericic T, Sambunjak D, Johnson TM, Imai P, Clarkson JE. Home use of interdental cleaning devices, in addition to toothbrushing, for preventing and controlling periodontal diseases and dental caries. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD012018. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012018.pub2. Accessed 04 April 2023.

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