Ultradent: Your One-Stop Shop for Hygiene and Preventive Products
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a time to spread awareness about the importance of oral health and remind Americans to practice daily oral hygiene routines that promote healthy teeth and gums. Sara Jane Synder, RDH, knows that hygienists are often a patient's main source for oral hygiene education. “It's our responsibility to educate patients and make sure they are using the correct products for their unique oral needs, recommending products that help them succeed in their oral health goals,” she says.
Although each patient has unique oral health goals, they all need a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and other hygiene and preventive products that encourage healthy teeth and gums. And hygienists can’t do their job without prophy paste, varnishes, and sealants to use while patients are in the dental chair.
With so many crucial products to maintain good oral health, both in the dental practice and at home, wouldn’t it be convenient to purchase them all from one reliable manufacturer? From fluoride varnishes to prophy angles and sealants to toothpaste, Ultradent could be your one-stop shop for oral hygiene and preventive products.
Ultrapro Tx Prophy Angles
Ultradent’s Ultrapro Tx disposable prophy angles feature an ergonomic shape that helps reduce hand and arm fatigue, while a patented gear design ensures smooth function. They are available in Original, Extra, Skini, and Sweep prophy angle types, with firm or soft cup options for each type.
The innovative Ultrapro Tx Sweep DPA has DPS evaluators raving about its ability to sweep extra prophy paste aside, drastically reducing splatter and improving efficiency. To reduce splatter, a unique brush guard with flexible bristles prevents saliva and paste from collecting and roping around the cup. The cup sweeps the prophy paste back toward the tooth, allowing the clinician to continue working with fewer stops for paste refills. “It’s amazing how splatter was basically reduced to zero,” said Monica Rogers, RDH. “In my opinion, this is the most innovative angle to come on to the market since I began practicing 20 years ago.”
You can read the full Ultrapro Tx Sweep product evaluation here.
Enamelast Fluoride Varnish
For a non-gritty 5% sodium fluoride varnish that’s easy to apply, stays in place, and comes in 5 pleasant flavors, try Enamelast, another topnotch product from Ultradent. “I use a lot of Ultradent products because they stand behind all their products, and one of my favorites is Enamelast fluoride varnish,” said Dr. Paul Olenyn in the DPS evaluation. “It has the best adhesion of all the varnishes I have tried, and it has a non-gritty invisible appearance and pleasant taste that makes it a great choice for both children and adults.”
Ultrapro Tx Air Hygiene Handpiece
The ergonomic, lightweight design and 360° swivel of the Ultrapro Tx Air handpiece maximizes comfort and reduces hand fatigue for clinicians. The soft-start, vibration-free, universal E-type motor minimizes splatter while removing stains at a maximum speed of 4,000 RPMs.
Here’s what DPS evaluators had to say about this quality handpiece, which received a Best Product award in 2019.
•“Ultradent makes great products and this handpiece is no different. The Ultrapro Tx Air is quiet, lightweight, and easily cleansable.” Suzanna McAninley, DMD; Seattle, WA
•“I like the stylish design and color. It’s easy to use with much less vibration.” Nicole McGraw, RDH; Marysville, CA
•“Prophy angles spin at a lower speed, causing less splatter, and do not generate heat.” Brian Lee, DDS; Fountain Valley, CA
UltraSeal XT Sealant
With their UltraSeal XT line of pit and fissure sealants, Ultradent has a solution for any clinical situation.
UltraSeal XT plus uses a unique syringe for direct, bubble-free delivery into difficult-to-access areas and features a spiral brush tip that thins the resin and makes it easy to place. UltraSeal XT hydro hydrophilic sealant bonds to enamel to increase retention at the margin and reduce microleakage, fluoresces under a black light, and is delivered with the same unique syringe and spiral brush tip as the plus formula.
Named after its popular Opalescence whitening line, Ultradent’s Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste is perfect for patients who want to maintain their results following a whitening treatment. It removes surface stains, provides enamel protection, aids in caries prevention, and has a superior fluoride release and uptake.
Opalpix Intraoral Cleaners
Designed to clean between the teeth and around bonded retainers, Opalpix intraoral cleaners balance flexibility and rigidity and have a thin tip design for easy access, even in tight contacts. Check out Ultradent’s recent blog post highlighting the benefits of Opalpix.
Learn more about Ultradent’s hygiene and preventive products here.