May 2012 Professional Oral Care Newsletter

We all know that two of the biggest self-care challenges are getting patients to clean in between teeth and to brush long enough for adequate plaque removal. Your job just got easier!

Introducing the new Waterpik® Complete Care; the proven technology of the Waterpik® Water Flosser combined with the state-of-the-art Sensonic® Professional Plus Toothbrush. This unique combination was proven in a recent clinical study to be 70% more effective than the Sonicare® FlexCare and 159% more effective than a manual toothbrush for improving gingival health.

Sincerely

Carol A. Jahn, RDH, MS, Editor

Senior Professional Relations Manager
Water Pik, Inc

Goyal Complete Care Charts

Waterpik® Complete Care: 70% More Effective than Sonicare® FlexCare for Reducing Gingival Bleeding

Objective

To compare the efficacy of the Waterpik® Complete Care (Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush) vs. Sonicare® FlexCare on gingival bleeding, gingivitis, plaque removal.

Methodology

At 4 weeks, the Waterpik® Complete Care was significantly more effective than Sonicare® FlexCare on all measures; 70% better for Gingival Bleeding, 48% better for Gingivitis, 52% better for Plaque Removal. At 4 weeks, Waterpik® Complete Care was significantly more effective than a manual toothbrush on all measures; 159% better for gingival bleeding; 135% better for gingivitis, and 134% better for plaque removal.

Conclusion

The Waterpik® Complete Care regimen is up to 70% more effective than the Sonicare® FlexCare and up to 159% more effective than a manual toothbrush for improving gingival health.

  1. Goyal CR et al. The addition of a Water Flosser to power tooth brushing: Effect on bleeding, gingivitis, and plaque. J Clin Dent 2012; 23(2):  In Press Study conducted at BioSci Research Canada Ltd,., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 
Water Flossers

Waterpik® Complete Care

Proven technology of the Waterpik® Water Flosser with the state-of-the-art Sensonic® Professional Plus Toothbrush in one easy-to-use product. Comes with 5 Water Flosser tips; 2 Classic Jet Tips, Plaque Seeker® Tip, Orthodontic Tip, and Pik Pocket™ Tip. Toothbrush comes with 2 brush heads.

Complete Care will be available June 2012.  To reserve your trial unit at the special professional price of $49.99 plus free shipping, please call 1-800-525-2020. Refer to Promo Code: 243724

Goyal Complete Care Sonic

Waterpik® Sensonic® Professional Plus Toothbrush: 29% More Effective than Sonicare® Flexcare for Improving Oral Health

Objective

To compare the use of a Waterpik® Sensonic® Professional Plus to Sonicare® FlexCare for the reduction of plaque and inflammation over a 4 week period.

Methodology

105 subjects were randomized into 1 of 3 groups: Waterpik® Sensonic® Professional Plus toothbrush, Sonicare® FlexCare toothbrush, or an ADA standard manual toothbrush. During this single-blind, clinical study subjects were evaluated at baseline, 2 weeks and 4 weeks for plaque, bleeding, and gingivitis. Subjects were instructed on the proper use of their assigned power device based on manufacturer's instructions. Manual toothbrush users continued with their normal brushing technique. All subjects used assigned ADA fluoridated toothpaste and brushed twice daily. Modified Gingival Index (MGI) and Bleeding on Probing (BOP) were recorded for whole mouth, facial, and lingual. Plaque scores were recorded for whole mouth, facial, lingual, marginal, and approximal using the Rustogi Modified Navy Plaque Index (RMNPI).

Results

At 4 weeks, the Waterpik® Sensonic® Professional Plus was 29% more effective than Sonicare® FlexCare for plaque removal and significantly more effective for reducing bleeding and gingivitis. The Sensonic® Professional Plus was also more effective than the manual brush for all areas and regions measured.

Conclusion

The Waterpik® Sensonic® Professional Plus is significantly more effective than Sonicare® FlexCare for removing plaque and improving oral health.

  1. Goyal CR et al. The addition of a Water Flosser to power tooth brushing: Effect on bleeding, gingivitis, and plaque. J Clin Dent, 2012; 23:(2): In Press.  Study conducted at BioSco Research Canada, Ltd.  Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Waterpik® Sensonic® Professional Plus Toothbrush

25% faster bristle speed; faster than any other sonic toothbrush. Slim, ergonomic handle design includes a premium recharge indicator gauge. Dual speed control; high for superior plaque removal and low for gentle cleaning. 2 minute timer with a 30 second quadrant pacer. Comes with 3 brush heads; Standard, Compact, and Interdental plus a deluxe travel case.

The Sensonic® Professional Plus Toothbrush will be available June 2012. To reserve your trial unit at the special professional price of $39.99 plus free shipping, please call 800-525-2020. Refer to Promo Code: 243724