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Interplak™ Toothbrush

Your Personal Instructions

The Interplak™ toothbrush removes 98% of plaque with ten tufts moving both ways to help stop skating action (i.e. the toothbrush slipping off of your tooth). The unit is four (4) times softer than the softest manual toothbrush. The shorter tufts are devised for cleaning the facial (outside of front teeth), buccal (outside of back teeth), lingual (inside of all teeth); the longer tufts are for interproximal areas (those areas in between teeth); the whole top surface of the brush is for the occlusal (biting) surface.

The Interplak™ should be used at a 90 degree angle. It has a bristle spraying action, in which the bristles contour to the teeth the 90 degree angle. This creates an extremely efficient cleaning surface.

Various speeds are available for your use. We suggest the following:
  • Beginners and periodontal patients would be best to start on speed # 1.
  • Speed # 2 is for general use (with the thought in mind to work up to speed #3 gradually).
  • Orthodontic and healthy gum tissue should use speed # 3. Speed #3 straddles the arch wire and helps prevent decalcifying deposits for orthodontic patients currently in braces.
NOTE: The Interplak™ has a Ni-Cad battery and four heads which are child proof, with a one year warranty on the head. Do not press hard when using the unit, as it stops the action. Do not hold the unit in a downward position, as this will also stop the action of the unit. There is a phone number (1-800-334-4031) on the back of the unit if you need assistance.

CLEANING AND CARE OF THE INTERPLAK™ UNIT With proper care and maintenance, your Interplak™ unit should function well for many years to come. Please follow these instructions carefully:
  • Use speed # 3 when cleaning the unit.
  • Before each use place in warm water to wet the bristles . After each use be sure to run warm water through the back of the unit while it is in the ” on ” position through the holes for one (1) minute.
  • Once weekly, pour a small amount of mouthwash ( i.e. Scope™ Do not use Listerine™) that contains glycerin through the holes in the back of the unit (This lubricates the gears).
  • Do not attempt to use oil, or any other substitute. The glycerin in the mouthwash acts as a lubricant. Do not use regular toothpaste with this unit. It jams the gears of the Interplak™ unit Interplak™ supplies their own toothpaste with the unit.
  • Always dry the handle thoroughly before placing the unit back in the holder to prevent yellowing and rusting.
  • Always leave the unit charged. Remember, daily and weekly maintenance of the Interplak™unit is important.
We hope you find the Interplak™ to be a valued addition to your home care regime.


Rotadent™ Toothbrush

  • The Rotadent™ Oral Hygiene Device is an effective tooth cleaner designed with the same tooth by tooth precision as a professional dental handpiece. Its cleaning action is area specific, designed to clean the hardest to reach areas and the smallest cracks or crevices.
  • The Rotadent™ system comes with three different types of brush tips, all designed to remove plaque from specific areas and each used in a definite manner.
  • The flat brush tip (hollow cup) is designed to clean tooth surfaces facing your cheeks and lips and tooth surfaces facing your tongue. It’s also useful for cleaning plaque on dental implants.
  • The short cone brush tip is designed to clean areas along your gumline and under your gumline. It is also useful for cleaning all biting surfaces of your teeth.
  • The long cone brush tip is designed to clean small or large spaces that may exist between your teeth. This is especially helpful for our Periodontal patients who have very large spaces between their teeth either as a result of periodontal loss or as a result of certain surgical procedures. It is also terrific for cleaning under your “permanently” cemented bridges.
Some Additional Ideas: Here are some additional thoughts concerning the use of your new Rotadent™
  • Your system comes with an extra interchangeable arm ( head) which can be used by another family member
  • Your Rotadent™ is powered by a re-chargeable battery and also comes with a charger. The charger is plugged into the bottom portion of the Rotadent™ handle and should not be charged for more than 24 hours. You can damage electrical components if charging exceeds the 24 hour period. After a 24 hour charge your Rotadent™ should function for approximately two (2) weeks. If you notice that it is slowing down or being sluggish, recharge it for 24 hours.
  • Two sets of brush tips are included. Brush tips must be used properly and cleaned thoroughly.
  • Also, try to keep the handle of the Rotadent™ as dry as possible, attempt to avoid moisture from entering the area where the charger plugs into the handle.
  • Your Rotadent™ can be used with toothpaste, gel or mouthwash. When using any of these be sure to place the Rotadent™ in your mouth before you turn it on. It is extremely important to make sure that the interchangeable arm (head) is thoroughly cleaned under running water and blotted dry after each and every use.
  • A power wall bracket and interchangeable arm ( head ) wall bracket is included for wall or mirror mounting.
  • Before operating your Rotadent™ be sure to read the instruction booklet which came with the unit. Also please remember to mail out your Warranty Registration Card. If any problem arises, call the Customer Service Telephone number on the back of the instruction booklet. ( 1-800-752-2564 )
  • Your Rotadent™ is approved by the American Dental Association and is highly recommended by dentists throughout the country.

Proxybrush™

The Proxybrush™ is designed to remove plaque and debris in open interproximal areas (areas that are very large and located between the teeth). These brushes are particularly helpful in cleaning the spaces that exist between caps and bridges.Instructions
  1. Place the soft nylon filament brush into the handle.
  2. Moisten the brush and insert it into the interdental areas (embrasure spaces that exist between each tooth and its neighbor).
  3. Move the brush in and out several times in each interdental space (also known as an embrasure). Make sure to clean the brush by holding it under running water during each use. This is necessary in order to remove debris and plaque that may be deposited during the mechanical cleansing of the spaces.
  4. Clean the brush thoroughly after use and allow it to air dry. The brush may be used several times before it is necessary to replace it. Discard the brush when the filaments become loose or deformed. There are several types of Proxybrushes. Each type has its own particular area of use.
  5. There is even a portable brush as shown in the accompanying diagram. If you have any questions as to the best one to use in your particular set of circumstances, please ask your dentist.
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