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Dental Products

Think K1 for all your dental products!

At K1 Dental, we stock a wide range of dental consumables and are able to provide you with specialised mouth rinses, toothpastes and many other oral hygiene products to keep your teeth and gums clean and fresh.

Our Range of Dental Products

Most dental products are designed for one of two purposes:

  • To simplify your oral care routine. Some examples of this include:
    • The Easy Reach “Flosser,” which is piece of floss secured to a handle, making it really easy to floss between back teeth.
    • TePe’s range of interdental brushes, specially designed for cleaning larger spaces between teeth, where flossing is not effective.
  • To address a specific oral pathology, such as sensitivity, dry mouth, or demineralisation:
    • Sensitivity. We stock the Colgate range of Sensitive Toothpaste and Mouthwash.
    • Dry mouth. May be eased with Colgate Neutraflour 900 Mouth Rinse.
    • Demineralisation. Can be addressed with GC Tooth Mousse Plus, which is a topical application of calcium and fluoride.

Benefits of Electric Toothbrushes

Above all else, regular brushing of your teeth is a cornerstone of good oral health. The purpose of brushing is to remove plaque, which is a bacteria that can build up on the teeth and result in decay. Once a brushing routine is established, questions of brushing technique, and whether to use an electric toothbrush, become important.

According to the ABC Health & Wellbeing website, Dr Peter Alldritt, chairman of the Australian Dental Association says:

“The right brushing technique achieves a perfect balance between getting the toothbrush close to the gum so you remove all the plaque from the gum line, without pressing too hard and causing damage to the teeth and gum.”

While this “perfect balance” may be achieved with manual brushing, electric toothbrushes can offer some great built in features to ensure good technique:

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Brushing with an electric toothbrush removes more plaque than traditional toothbrushes

  • A pressure sensor. Perhaps the most common error made with manual brushing, is using too much force, which can lead to wear of the enamel layer of the teeth and result in abrasion lesions. Electric toothbrushes can help overcome this problem by way of a pressure sensor, which will stop the brush.
  • A timer function. This ensures that you spend at least 30 seconds in each quadrant, or quarter, of the mouth. Our Oral-B Product Representative (who is obviously biased towards this technology), claims that two minutes with an electric toothbrush is equivalent to six minutes of manual brushing!
  • Interchangeable brushing heads. It is possible to fit different brush heads to your electric toothbrush, for sensitivity, or if you have braces. Furthermore, one electric toothbrush can be shared amongst multiple people, simply by changing the brush heads.

Oral-B also claims that their top-of-the-range electric toothbrush, the Oral-B Triumph 5000 (with wireless SmartGuide), is able to remove up to 99.7% of plaque. So an electric toothbrush is generally well suited for people who are having difficulty managing the buildup of plaque, tend to press too hard, don’t brush for long enough, or have sensitive teeth.

To find out more about our product range, contact our friendly team on (03) 9827 2922 or pop into our practice.