Progressive Dental is dedicated to providing safe, effective and convenient care to our patients. Our patients’ safety and long-term dental health are our top priorities. This focus has led us to add modern technology, tools, and products to our offices to ensure each and every patient is properly cared for.
To improve patients’ in-office procedure experiences, Progressive Dental has begun utilizing OraCare as a pre-procedural rinse. Made of activated chlorine dioxide and xylitol, OraCare kills bacteria, viruses, fungi, and volatile sulfur compounds. This combination has also been shown to reduce cavities and tooth decay by up to 85% by starving harmful bacteria in the mouth, ultimately reducing plaque buildup and tooth decay. By reducing and removing viruses, bacteria, and plaque, OraCare also helps prevent inflammatory gum disease which may lead to pain and infection.
Activated Chlorine Dioxide, a safe alternative to other rinses on the market, is utilized in water purification systems across the country. This substance is a gas, allowing it to permeate membranes within the mouth, guaranteeing full coverage and effective results. Xylitol replaces sugar, which usually feeds bacteria, to maximize plaque and bacteria removal.
In addition to removing harmful substances from the mouth, OraCare reduces pathogens from entering the bloodstream or lungs during a procedure. This protective ability also reduces the number of pathogens put into the air, further protecting the patient.
While Progressive Dental has begun using OraCare primarily as a protective, 30-second rinse before in-office procedures, the product is safe for daily use to prevent bad breath, periodontal disease, and other infections. The solution does not stain the teeth or alter taste buds, but it is pleasant tasting and actually aids in maintaining whitened teeth.
The use of OraCare in our five offices improves the safety and positive experience of our patients. Progressive Dental’s staff looks forward to utilizing this product alongside our modern technology to help all of our patients with improving and maintaining their positive dental health.
Call Progressive Dental today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about OraCare and how it can help you to maintain your happy, healthy smile.