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4th January 2012 0
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PIMPLANT MAINTENANCE: preventing Peri-implant Mucositis and Peri-implantitis 

The use of specialised toothbrushes, designed to disrupt the biofilm around implants with the utmost precision, are able to penetrate the peri-implant sulcus, mechanically breaking up the biofilm.

VITIS IMPLANT 

The most complete and specialised product line for the hygiene, care and protection of dental implants. 
VITIS implant angular
 - The angled and narrow neck of the brush’s handle increases accessibility to the implant, providing more efficient cleaning in areas where hygiene is normally difficult, such as the inner side of the anterior and posterior sections of the dental arches. 
- This angle also allows the brush to ergonomically adapt to the shape of each individual’s face and access vestibular sides. 
- Its small brush head allows for cleaning areas that require greater precision
VITIS implant sulcular 
- Narrow, linear brush head with soft filaments arranged in two rows that can easily access the gum line and/or peri-implant sulcus to remove dental plaque (oral biofilm) that accumulates in this area. 
VITIS implant monotip 
- Small brush head contains filaments that are arranged in one sole tuft, designed specifically for reaching very small spaces that require maximum cleaning precision of implant-supported prosthetic restorations (abutments, bars). 
VITIS implant brush 
- Daily-use toothbrush for care and hygiene in people with dental implants. 
- Small brush head and extra-soft filaments for a delicate, but deep cleaning of gums with mucogingival problems. 

Patients need to be made aware of their vital role in keeping oral biofilm under control by using both physical and chemical tools.

VITIS DENTAL FLOSS THREADER

When prostheses are present (bridges, crowns…), dental floss can be very useful. In order to easily access the spaces between prostheses and gums, use of the VITIS dental threader is a must, since it helps guide the floss or tape through these spaces with its semi-rigid tip.
Oral biofilm also accumulates in interproximal spaces, where accessing with a toothbrush tends to be difficult. An effective oral hygiene regimen that is able to clean these spaces is essential for implant maintenance success, as the presence of biofilm is associated with 65% of all infectious diseases (Socransky & Hafajee, 2005).
In addition, disrupting the oral biofilm matrix in these areas is necessary for antimicrobial agents (toothpastes and mouthwashes) to fully exert their effects.

INTERPROX® 

Interprox® presents the widest range of interproximal brushes available. Besides the 7 existing sizes, the brand has launched two new products: Interprox® X-Maxi Soft (PHD 2.4) and Interprox® XX-Maxi (PHD 2.7)with conical shaped brush heads, for accessing implant-supported prostheses and overdentures without the need to bend. Also, Interprox® X-Maxi Soft’s extra soft Tynex®filaments allow for deep cleaning while caring for gums. 

WATERPIK® 

Waterpik® irrigation with a special Pik Pocket® tip for cleaning implants, enhances the removal of biofilm from under fixed prostheses (bridges, crowns), where it tends to easily adhere. Subgingival chlorhexidine irrigation with a Waterpik® has proven to be effective for implant maintenance (Felo et al., 1997). 
As a compliment to mechanical oral hygiene methods, the use of antiseptic mouthrinses improves gingival health around implants. They keep peri-implant tissues healthy because they control the levels of oral biofilm, decreasing the risk for peri-implant diseases to occur. 

VITIS gingival 

VITIS gingival’s complete formulation provides maximum chemical control, for the prevention of Peri-implant mucositis. 
When peri-implant diseases exist, disrupting the oral biofilm via mechanical and chemical (antiseptic agents) methods is essential in order to prevent peri-implant disease progression. 

PERIO•AID 

Its combined formula containing Chorhexidine (CHX) and Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) as its active ingredients is the only one that achieves maximum control of the oral microbial load (Herrera et al., 2003) responsible for peri-implant diseases. 

Perio•Aid Treatment
CHX 0.12% + CPC 0.05% 
Control of periodontal pathogens 
For short periods, of 2 to 4 weeks 

Perio•Aid Maintenance 
CHX 0.05% + CPC 0.05% 
Controls risk of recurrence 
For long periods of up to 6 months 

 
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