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Gum Desease A Silent Epidemic


According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 40% of adults aged 30 years + have gum diseases. Overall, more than 25% of all Americans are unconsciously living with untreated gum disease and/or tooth decay. CDC experts say that this number is likely to grow as a silent epidemic in the United States.

Inadequate plaque removal can lead to an increase in periodontal “pockets”, the onset of gingivitis and gum disease. In addition to the pain experienced with tooth decay and loss, gum disease can be an underlying contributor to heart disease, diabetes and neurological disorders.

The CDC notes that the USA spends more than $124 billion on costs related to dental care each year.  On average, over 34 million school hours and more than $45 billion in productivity are lost each year as a result of dental emergencies requiring unplanned care. Oral health conditions are frequently considered separate from other chronic conditions, but these are actually inter-related.

Our Solution

Thorough oral hygiene can lead to favorable results and protection from gum disease. Specifically, it is important to regularly remove any existing plaque across all dental surfaces including between teeth as well as at and below the gum line.

With very few exceptions, toothbrushes with nylon bristles are ineffective relative to cleaning between teeth and below the gum line. While flossing can help prevent gum disease it is still as ineffective as nylon bristles in removing plaque.

The TiFinity Plaque Buster Toothbrush with FLOSSING BRISTLES® is a manual toothbrush constructed with a unique, patented bristle technology that strips away plaque and cleans between and around teeth (360 °). Regular brushing with TiFinity penetrates up to 6X deeper under the gums as compared to nylon-bristled manual or power toothbrushes, helping to clean away bacteria and prevent gum disease.

Preliminary results from an on-going clinical study shows unprecedented efficacy relative to overall plaque removal, interproximal plaque removal (between teeth) and sub gingival (below the gum line) plaque removal simply from normal brushing. Regular use of the TiFinity Toothbrush will help promote strong healthy gums and users experience the advantage of better checkups, less expensive dental visits, and improved overall health.