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Oral Hygiene Products
Here at Frankenbery & Johnson Dentistry we have the privilege of trying out many cutting-edge products in the oral hygiene field. We have compiled a list of the best of the best we feel would best serve our Wichita patients.
Electric toothbrushes are proven to be more effective than a regular, manual toothbrush at reducing inflammation and gingivitis by removing more plaque and biofilm. Our office offers Sonicare and Oral B electric toothbrushes at a discounted rate to our patients. We carry Sonicare DiamondClean, Sonicare EasyClean, and Oral B ProfessionalCare SmartSeries. Each has their own unique features to help keep your mouth at its healthiest.
This is an oral irrigator that uses a magnet in the handpiece. This gives the pulsing stream of water a magnetic charge that will reduces the amount of bacteria that can attach to your teeth. Oral irrigation is proven to be effective in reducing gingivitis, bleeding, and disease-causing bacteria. Those with braces or other appliances, crowns, bridges, and implants; those that have gingivitis or periodontal disease or just don’t have ideal home care habits, can benefit from using a Hydrofloss oral irrigator. hydrofloss.com
This line of professional products is formulated without any artificial flavorings or colorings and is gentle on oral tissues. Oxygene is the proprietary ingredient in Oxyfresh products. It eliminates odor-causing bacteria and neutralizes the effects their byproducts have on your mouth.
Oxyfresh Toothpastes: These pastes are low-abrasion formulas, which mean they preserve tooth structure and root surfaces. They gently clean around porcelain and composite restorations, like crowns, bridges, implants, veneers, and white fillings.
- Original Formula uses spearmint oil and contains no fluoride.
- Fluoride Formula uses spearmint oil and adds zinc to help with inflammation and freshen breath. Sodium fluoride adds cavity protection.
- Power Paste Formula uses a blend of essential oils. This formula is a soothing paste with a lemon-mint flavor. Zinc helps freshen breath, and the addition of xylitol helps to prevent cavities. This does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which can be irritating to oral tissues.
Oxyfresh Mouthrinses:These rinses are alcohol-free and eliminate odors for fresh breath.
- Patented Zinc Mouthrinse is a combination of Oxygene and zinc acetate that offers breath protection and reduces inflammation. It contains peppermint oil and xylitol, which helps prevent cavities.
- Fluoride Mouthrinse contains Oxygene, peppermint oil, xylitol, and sodium fluoride for cavity protection and odor elimintation.
- Power Rinse Mouthrinse has a combination of Oxygene and zinc acetate with sooths with aloe vera. This has a lemon-mint flavor and xylitol to increase salivary flow, which is great for dry mouth sufferers.
Oxyfresh Dental Gel:Contains Oxygene, aloe, chamomile, xylitol, and spearmint oil to reduce odors, soothe irritated tissues and dry mouths, and reduce sensitivity.
Oxyfresh Tongue Cleaner/Scraper:The tongue has a very textured, fissured surface that can trap bacteria. Tongue cleaning can remove more odor-causing bacteria than brushing.
Plaque HD Pro is the first professional plaque-identifying toothpaste. A disclosing agent in the toothpaste targets any areas of plaque build-up that may have been missed during brushing to completely remove plaque from teeth.
We carry prescription strength Colgate Prevident Toothpastes. Prevident Booster contains 1.1% sodium fluoride for optimal daily cavity protection. Prevident Sensitive has 1.1% sodium fluoride, plus potassium nitrate that offers relief of hypersensitivity. Prevident Dry Mouth contains 1.1% sodium fluoride, without sodium lauryl sulfate, an ingredient that can be irritating to oral tissues.
Additionally, we carry Clinpro 5000, which contains tri-calcium phosphate ingredient. Calcium and phosphate are naturally found in saliva and also helps to remineralize tooth structure.
This supplemental paste contains milk-derived Recaldent (CPP-ACP or Casein Phosphopeptite-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate) and fluoride, which saturates our enamel in tooth strengthening minerals. This paste is frequently used for those with sensitive teeth, white spot lesions (early signs of cavities), braces, before and after whitening procedures, dry mouth, or those with a high level of oral acid from frequent soda drinking or vomit-inducing conditions. MI-Paste.com
Ice Chips are a tooth-friendly candy that contain xylitol. Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that usually comes from birch bark. It reduces the bacteria that causes cavities and can reduce the growth of dental plaque. Xylitol can help increase the flow of saliva and does not affect insulin levels, so Ice Chips are safe for diabetics and anyone that needs relief from dry mouth.
is the first professional-strength oral probiotic that promotes whiter teeth, fresher breath and overall oral health. This dissolvable tablet of beneficial bacteria binds to teeth and crowds out disease-promoting bacteria to create a healthy balance in your mouth. o
Other Oral Hygiene Aids
We also have a variety of other aids for optimal oral hygiene, like small brushes, picks, and gum massagers to gently and quickly clean around your gums and between your teeth.