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How to Use a Rotadent Toothbrush

What is the Rotadent?

The Rotadent was designed to resemble the hand piece used by dental hygienists to clean and polish teeth. The original Rotadent was introduced to the market in 1985, and the most recent update, Rotadent Plus, was released in 2010. The product comes with multiple heads such as the long pointed, short pointed and flat hollow tip heads.

The Rotadent plus is designed to be easy to use for patients and clinical research shows that is an effective homecare periodontal tool.  The tooth brush utilizes 360-degree rotary action and gentle MicroAccess filaments can effectively remove 92% of plaque within its first minute of use.

How  to Use the Rotadent

rotadentAll three of the brush heads that come with Rotadent have a specific purpose:

Hollow Tip Heads: Cleans and polishes large surfaces of teeth and reaches beneath the gum line. The hollow tip head aids in the application of oral medication. The hollow center can hold liquid medicaments, such as oral rinses, and help deliver them into the deep spaces beneath the gum line.

Short Pointed Tip: This head cleans and polishes much like the hollow tip head but is especially beneficial for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. The short pointed tip can effectively go around the braces.

Long Pointed Tip:  A tool for patients with large interproximal spaces, orthodontics or fixed bridges. This head also sweeps under the gum line where periodontal disease and implantitis begins.

For best results when using the Rotadent toothbrush charge the power handle for 24 hours before your very first use.  Apply a water-based gel toothpaste to the tip of the brush and brush each individual tooth using an “M” motion on the upper set of teeth and “W” motion on the lower set of the teeth.

Brush heads should be replaced every three months and can be purchased online or through your dental care provider.


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