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Rotadent® Tooth Brush

Rotadent® is a professional, clinically proven plaque removal instrument for use in your homecare oral hygiene program. It is dispensed only through dental professionals with clinical instruction. Only the Rotadent® toothbrush has patented micro-filament brush tips designed to reach underneath the gum line and in-between the teeth. Clinically proven to reduce harmful bacteria, dental plaque, and gingivitis beyond the brush tip in periodontal pockets.

What is plaque?

Plaque is a thick, sticky material consisting of bacteria and other matter that is continually forming on your teeth. If not removed, plaque can harden into a material called tartar or calculus. This build-up is the primary cause of periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay. It is essential that plaque be removed before it can harden into calculus with daily brushing and flossing.

Is Rotadent® better than a conventional toothbrush?

University studies have demonstrated the superiority of Rotadent® in removing plaque from teeth and along the gum line. It is designed like professional hygiene equipment used in the dental office and functions in the same manner.

What about dental floss?

Dental floss is effective for plaque removal in between teeth if used at least once daily and used properly. Unfortunately, a great number of individuals do not floss daily or properly. We stress that proper flossing and brushing are adjuncts to each other, and the Rotadent® greatly aids the ultimate goal of excellent oral hygiene.

Why do dentists and hygienists recommend Rotadent®?

Clinical study after clinical study has demonstrated the effectiveness of Rotadent® as a plaque removal instrument. Better yet, dentists and hygienists see the positive results of Rotadent when their patients return for their next visit.

Why does Rotadent® have three different brush heads and what makes them so special?

Each brush head is designed for a specific cleaning function. Your dental professional will explain the difference when personalizing your homecare program. Rotadent® patented brush heads are constructed of delicate filaments that are as soft and fine as human hair.

What makes Rotadent® different than an electric toothbrush?

Only Rotadent® operates and cleans in the same manner as the dental hygiene hand-piece. The soft, rotating brushes gently clean with tooth by tooth precision. Rotadent® is capable of cleaning areas that are difficult, if not impossible, for conventional and electric toothbrushes.

Is Rotadent® safe?

Several university studies comparing Rotadent® to conventional toothbrushes have concluded that the Rotadent® is just as safe for the teeth and gum tissue as a manual brush. Rotadent® is the least abrasive of three other leading power brushes studied.

Is Rotadent® easy to use?

Yes. Dr. Hendrix will personalize your oral hygiene program, enabling you to obtain the maximum cleaning effectiveness from your Rotadent®.

What If I wear braces?

The patented brush tip design cleans around and under orthodontic appliances. University studies demonstrate its effectiveness in maintaining the health of gum tissue of orthodontic patients. The gentle rotating brushes remove plaque from areas that are difficult for more conventional methods to reach.

If I have had gum surgery, should I use the Rotadent®?

Rotadent® helps maintain healthy gums by gentle, effective removal of plaque. This is beneficial whether you have had gum surgery or not.

How is the Rotadent® beneficial if I have dental implants?

Like your natural teeth, implants and bridges require daily maintenance to remove plaque. Accumulation can lead to gingivitis (gum inflammation) or conditions similar to periodontitis (gum and bone disease). This can have a negative effect on the long term survival of implants. The Rotadent® allows Dr. Hendrix to personalize your homecare program for the best maintenance of dental implants. A clinical study at Louisiana State University demonstrated that Rotadent® is safe for all implant materials included in the study.

If root surfaces of teeth are exposed or extremely sensitive, can Rotadent® help?

Conventional brushing is similar to a "scrubbing" action. The Rotadent's® cleaning effectiveness is derived from rotary action. This rotary action is excellent for applying desensitizing agents to the root surfaces of teeth. The Rotadent is also effective in removing plaque from furcations. The patented, smaller brush tips can access these more readily that conventional brushes.

What toothpaste should I use with the Rotadent®?

It is preferable to use a non-abrasive gel; however, any toothpaste may be used with your Rotadent. Dr. Hendrix may prescribe a specific toothpaste.

Can others in the family use the Rotadent®?

Yes, other family members may use the Rotadent and are encouraged to do so. It is an excellent plaque removal instrument that is easy and effective for anyone to use. Additional brush heads may be obtained from our dental office or Rotadent Customer Service (1-800-752-2564).