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When Patients Refuse to Floss, Recommend Go-Betweens Cleaners


When Patients Refuse to Floss, Recommend Go-Betweens Cleaners

Proxabrush Go-Between teeth cleaners from sunstarIf there’s one fact hygienists know better than anyone, it’s that there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all home care routine. While patients often have good intentions concerning their oral care, their tried-and-true methods for teeth cleaning may fall short. So, it falls on hygienists to recommend the best products for brushing, flossing­, and everything in between—with the ultimate goal of keeping decay and periodontal issues at bay.

Part of Sunstar’s growing GUM family of between-teeth products, GUM Go-Betweens Proxabrush Cleaners help patients remove plaque and buildup from hard-to-reach areas. Available in 6 sizes to accommodate patients with healthy gingiva and tight contacts, as well as those with larger embrasures and gingival issues, the cleaners feature a brush head with unique triangular-shaped bristles that help remove more plaque than conventional round bristles.

“I was able to use it on everyone due to the diversity in sizes,” noted Jenna Hebert, RDH, while hygienist Cynthia Sanderson feels that Go-Betweens are a great tool for noncompliant patients or the elderly.

A Simple Routine for Every Patient

GUM Proxabrush go betweensTo combat the slippery hands and hard-to-reach feeling that are often associated with flossing (or lack thereof), Go-Betweens Proxabrush Cleaners feature a nonslip handle and bendable neck that allow patients to easily reach the back of their mouths, while an antibacterial coating on the nylon bristles keeps the brush clean and hygienic between uses.

A truly universal solution for between-teeth cleaning, Go-Betweens Proxabrush Cleaners are ideal for patients with healthy gingiva, restorations, orthodontics, as well as those who struggle with flossing or flat out refuse to do so.

Still not convinced?  Here’s 4 reasons to start recommending GUM Go-Betweens Proxabrush Cleaners to your patients:

1. Available in 6 convenient sizes: ultra tight tapered, tight tapered, moderate tapered, wide tapered, mocrotight, and extra wide
2. Triangular-shaped bristles help remove more plaque than conventional round bristles
3. Cleans posterior teeth easily thanks to a bendable neck and nonslip grip
4. Bristles coated with an antibacterial agent to keep the brush clean between uses

For more information on Sunstar’s GUM line of between-teeth cleaning solutions, including GUM Soft-Picks, GUM Comfort Slide Flossers, and GUM Technique Deep Clean Toothbrushes, click here.

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