Welcome to VisionPerio Professional
Improved Periodontal outcomes can best be achieved by patients understanding their problems and how to control their plaque and reduce bleeding.
The VisionPerio brush is designed to go beyond normal teeth cleaning products.
The VisionPerio Interdental Brush – Interdental Plaque Control. These notes are for dentists, hygienists and dental therapist and are intended to be a guide in helping achieve better plaque control with your patients through using the VisionPerio Interdental Brush range. You may want to suggest that during the first few days of use your patients set aside some time each day ( when they are not to tied or rushed ) to learn these new cleaning techniques; it will get much quicker when it becomes a habit. Explain to your patient that their gums will be likely to bleed as they begin this new method of cleaning between their teeth. Use a simple explanation, for example that the interdental space is a bit like a red, swollen and perhaps spongy area between the teeth where they cannot reach with a regular toothbrush. Explain that cleaning in this area can sometimes be tender, but this will pass as they clean away the plaque and debris at the infected site.
How to use VisionPerio Interdental brushes
We recommend that the patients use the brushes once daily and before they use their regular toothbrush.
The patient should avoid using toothpaste or antiseptic on the interdental brush. Test the sizes by demonstrating the use of the VisionPerio brush round the mouth one size at a time.
We find it helpful to line the brushes in size as you (and the patient) will need to begin with the largest and move down to the smallest in turn so that all areas achieve a close fit and optimum clean.
The VisionPerio interdental brush ha a curved brush head to prevent the patient catching the inside gum and form a convex curve that is gently but firmly pressed onto the papillae to slightly compress any spongy gum.
Use the largest brush first
As you know the maxillary bone is less dense and therefore more easily lost. We find it best to start at the spaces between these teeth at the most posterior interdental space. As the right side seems to be the most difficult to clean in the right handed patient we begin between the teeth on the right, with the largest brush that you feel would be appropriate.
The stem wire in the VisionPerio Interdental Brush is strong and is to prevent bending and crumbling during use. This will aid compliance and increase the length of life of the brush when used as described below.
Hold the bristle at the tip (like threading a needle), taking a little of the brush at a time. Ease the first brush through the interdental space with as tight a fit as you can. This is especially important where there is bone loss and pocketing as using the largest brush to achieve a tight fit will speed up the recession and reduce the pocket.
For posterior teeth it is very important that the brush is held as near to the bristle end, at the tip, as possible (teeth only slightly apart) so that the finger and thumb are inside the cheek. If the brush is dragged against the cheek or lips by holding the brush too far away from the teeth, trauma may occur and bacteria may be introduced into the mucus membrane causing inflammation especially at the corner of the mouth.
Holding the bristle gives improved grip and those patients with poor dexterity or big fingers may get better access from the palate for some posterior teeth.
Push the curve of the brush gently and firmly against the gum. (Curving down between the upper teeth depressing any spongy gum as you go). A ‘wiggle’ movement will help you do this (the brush curves upwards between the lower teeth).
Brush through the inside until almost all the bristles have gone between the teeth and wriggle out again.
Do not scrub back and forth as it is not needed if the fit is snug. Scrubbing (or toothpaste) will cause root wear over time. The brush fit should be too tight to scrub. Move the brush around to the next interdental area and try again until you have tried all areas with that brush. You may get some brushes only into one or two places in the mouth. Move down to the next brush size and repeat.
For further information, to request product samples, request patient information leaflets or place an order please call 0845 634 5000.
The VisionPerio Advantage
- Pre-curved brush head to clean deep into the interdental space
- Coloured filaments to show plaque and debris removed
- A long brush head – no scrubbing needed – once in, once out, once a day
- Choice of sizes to achieve a close fit and optimum clean
- Firm bristle and strong wire which won’t bend in use
- Most effective when used daily eliminates bleeding and
reduces gum disease
What people are saying
“I wish I had known about Vision brushes 10 years ago when I was at dental school. I truly believe patients would really benefit from it. VisionPerio Interdental brushes work better...”
Benji Blum, Hygienist
“I have tried these at one of the practices I work at and have found them to be very effective. The patients seemed to feel the difference straight away with one saying ‘I can feel them scrubbing more’...”
P L Hilson, Dental Hygiene/Therapist
"As a Dental Hygienist, I was trained with one of the commonly available brands. I was sceptical about change as many of us are, however having treated both my parents for years..."
B B, Dental Hygienist