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prevention International magazine for oral health No. 1, 2018

manufacturer news | is suffi ciently rigid to clean effi ciently enough to contribute to secondary prophylaxis, yet soft enough to avoid causing any discomfort. Most interdental brushes do not fi ll the whole inter- dental space and are far too hard, their use resulting in pain. The CPS perio is the fi rst choice for secondary prophylaxis. Owing to extra-long and -fi ne bristles, it cleans the large spaces between bridges, crowns or fi llings both effectively and gently. An es- pecially strong core is used in the CPS perio to ensure that the bristles are stable. The practice team’s use of a calibrated CURAPROX Interdental Ac- cess Probe to determine the correct sizes of the interdental brushes needed will support patients in optimal primary and secondary prophylaxis. The chairside box for dental professionals includes pre-mounted CPS prime and CPS perio brushes, as well as Inter- dental Access Probes to precisely measure interdental spaces. Holders can be reused as required. All interdental brushes and probes can be hygienically and tidily stored in the treatment unit within easy reach. In summary, CURAPROX interdental brushes with their long, stable bristles can reach and clean pockets and other critical interdental areas to prevent periodontal disease and caries. This refl ects the latest understanding of prophylaxis. improving long-term outcomes Chronic Periodontitis: Probiotics as valuable adjuvants to Scaling and Root Planing immune response via CD4+T helper and IgA production5 and re- inforce the natural defences of the mouth.8 Clinical studies have shown Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis to be an effective adjuvant to SRP for the treatment of Chronic Periodontitis. Periodontitis. When used as an adjuvant to SRP, Lactobacillus reuteri When used as an adjuvant to SRP, Prodentis has been clinically proven to signifi cantly Prodentis has been clinically proven to signifi cantly improve critical clinical parameters,1,6,9–11 reduc- improve critical clinical parameters, ing Plaque Index, Gingival Index, Bleeding on Probing, Probing Pocket Depth and increasing Clinical Attachment Level in deep pockets. Lac- tobacillus reuteri Prodentis has also been shown to reduce the risk of Periodontitis disease progression, the number of sites in need of surgery,1,6 the number of Periodontal pathogens,1,6 and to deliver long-lasting clinical improvement in Chronic Periodontitis.6,10 Sunstar, a global leader in oral health, brings you oral care solu- tions boosted by Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis. A list of references can be obtained from the publisher. Periodontal disease is a widespread condition that affects a sig- nifi cant portion of Europe’s adult population. Studies show that 3 out of 4 adults develop some form of gum disease in their lifetime. A growing body of evidence indicates that Periodontal disease in its most severe form may not only severely damage the oral cavity and lead to tooth loss, but also be a risk factor for and lead to tooth loss, but also be a risk factor for challenging systemic conditions such as dia- challenging systemic conditions such as dia- betes, coronary artery disease and pulmo- betes, coronary artery disease and pulmo- nary disease. New treatment options in nary disease. New treatment options in the form of advanced probiotics—to be administered as adjuvants to SRP—are now available to improve the long-term outcomes of Chronic Periodontal disease management. Optimising Chronic Periodontitis treatment with probiotic bacteria. Scaling and Root Planing is the treatment of choice for Chronic Periodontitis. Yet one of the important challenges professionals face following SRP is the frequent re-colonisation of the treated niches by pathogenic bacteria, even when combined with antibiot- ics.1 By supplementing SRP with probiotic treatment, profession- als can hinder this re-colonization of the oral cavity by pathogens and allow their patients to profi t from the antimicrobial and anti-in- fl ammatory properties of oral probiotics.2,3 Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis: an advanced and clinically val- idated probiotic. Lactobacillus reuteri Prodentis is an advanced probiotic bacteria of human origin, adapted to reside in the oral cavity4,5 and able to bind to saliva and oral mucosa.4 Lactobacillus reuteri Proden- tis is composed of two patented strains of lactic acid with two complementary modes of action. Together, the two strains have been clinically proven to delay the re-colonisation of pathogenic bacteria in cavities treated via SRP,1,6,7 provide anti-infl ammatory and antimicrobial properties,2 strengthen and enhance the host prevention 1 2018 69

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