The new Emmi-dent nonabrasive ultrasonic toothbrush dramatically reduces the issues and problems of periodontal disease and infection, enabling dentists to avoid repeating expensive procedures while improving their patients’ dental health — and whitening their teeth by removing bacteria. Many can see and feel a difference within two days.The Emmi-dent device, already well received in Europe, has been introduced in the U.S. for dentists and consumers. The retail price is $189. Visit www.Emmi-Dent.com.“This is a $189 ‘insurance policy’ for dentists,” said Stephen Spector, president of Emmi-tech in Canton, MA, manufacturer of the device. “Now dentists, periodontists, orthodontists, oral surgeons and dental hygienists can enable their patients to benefit from the antibacterial effects of ultrasound, minimize their risk of dental diseases, and improve oral health.”Dr. Alisa Feldman, pediatric dentist in Shrewsbury, MA, stated, “The coffee stains on my teeth have been an embarrassment to me, especially when I went to my dentist to have my teeth scaled and cleaned. With Emmi-dent, I see a big difference in my teeth and can feel how well it is cleaning them. Children will love it, because it’s so gentle on the teeth.”Dr. Roland Streckbein, implantologist in Limburg, Germany, with a large practice, was one of the first dentists who gave away an Emmi-dent to his patients after a surgical implant operation. He stated, “The patients had much faster healing and regeneration of the gum with no post-surgical bacterial problems. For me the tooth cleaning and mouth hygiene with ultrasound is the golden standard. Implantologists can focus on new implants instead of seeing and treating recurring implant patients to eradicate their gum infections. Thus, there is more turnover and profits.” Other electric or sonic toothbrushes operate abrasively and clean through mechanical friction at 30,000 RPM by means of abrasive substances in the toothpaste, creating a risk of injuring dental enamel and gums. Emmi-dent’s motionless ultrasonic cleaning has 96 million air oscillations per minute with no abrasion and no resulting damage to the teeth and gums. The ultrasonic effect is supported by a special nano-bubble toothpaste with a new formula. This toothpaste, together with ultrasound, creates billions of minuscule nano-bubbles that can penetrate even the smallest crevice, surround the bacteria and destroy it.
Cleaning the teeth and gums in the first four to six weeks after receiving implants is important but difficult. Regular brushings rub the swollen gums to clean the wounds from bacteria to avoid infection, but cause irritations and pain. Emmi-dent, which can be used immediately after surgery, is gentle on the wounds and requires no brushing, while killing bacteria not only on the surface but also deep in the tissue and pockets.
A problem with implants is the so-called micro-gap between implant, abutment, and crown. Bacteria may enter this gap, causing infections that might eventually lead to loose implants. The Emmi-dent nano-bubbles disinfect this gap. Its therapeutic effect is evident within a few days, even in advanced acute cases. Manual, electric, and sonic toothbrushes clean only where the bristles reach, and abrasive particles damage the enamel. Emmi-dent not only preserves the enamel but restores it to its natural white color. Ultrasound and nano-bubbles expel color pigments from coffee, wine, nicotine, and food, as well as calculus that sticks in microscopic pits and discolors teeth, dramatically reducing the need for additional tooth whitening procedures.
The antibacterial effect of ultrasound is based on the rapid sequence of pressure increase and decrease in the cell micro-organism, which leads to stress on the organism’s membranes and a consequential destruction of the cell. The Emmi-dent device was recently selected by a team of experts at the Pragodent Dental Expo (Czech Republic) as the “Innovation” winner in the Prevention-Hygiene category.
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