Saturday, May 30, 2009

Get Ready for Summer Travel with Pre-Pasted Toothbrushes, Floss Packets, Retainer Wipes

Summer travel is just around the corner (not to mention summer camp!) Now is the time to stock up on dental care items you'll need for your carry-on or your suitcase. Whether you're in braces or retainers, we have a lot of great products that will help make your travel more convenient.

Pre-pasted toothbrushes are an easy way to stay on top of your oral hygiene when you're on the road. We carry several types:
Need to floss your braces? Don't forget to take along some packets of Glide Threader Floss, SturdyFloss or a few FlossFish! If you don't have braces, Dr. Ken's Floss Singles are individually packaged and fit anywhere (and you can use them with the FlossFish or the BridgeAid threader needle).

If you use a special mouthwash, we have spouted travel bottles which are relatively flat and pack easily. They come in two sizes: 2 ounce and 4 ounce.

If you wear retainers or Invisalign, then you should check out Cleanse. Freshen. Go. Cleansing Towelettes. These individually wrapped wipes help keep your retainer or aligner clean anywhere in just seconds. Just wipe your retainer with the towelette to kill germs. They're great for airplane travel! Or for a deeper cleaning, take along some Retainer Brite tablets, which are indivdually foil wrapped.

The thing I hated the most about traveling when I had braces was trying to find a way to rinse my mouth when I was a in public restroom. Our pop-up folding cup fills this need, and comes in a rainbow of colors. Or, you can treat yourself to one of our Braces Survival Kits, which include the folding cup and other great stuff.

Happy trails to you, wherever your summer travel will take you. I hope you flash a wide dazzling smile in your vacation pictures, confident that nothing yucky is stuck in your teeth!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Retainer / Aligner Cleaning Wipes and Spray will make your life easier!

You don't always have time to soak your retainer. And you don't always have time to rinse your aligner. And sometimes -- ick -- you drop your retainer on the floor and need to clean it right away! Wouldn't it be nice if there was a product that cleaned your retainer or aligner really quickly, like a wipe or a spray?
Well, dream no more. Finally these products have been invented, and we have them! Introducing: Cleanse. Freshen. Go. Retainer Wipes and Retainer Cleaning Spray. These products are great for Invisalign aligners, all types of retainers, sports mouthguards, nightguards, and even bridgework and dentures -- any type of removable dental appliance. And, it does not contain Persulfate!

Cleanse. Freshen. Go. Cleansing Wipes: The pre-moistened wipes (also known as "towelettes") are individually foil wrapped. To use them, take your dental appliance out of your mouth and wipe it with the towelette. That's it -- no rinsing needed! Cleanse. Freshen. Go. Cleansing Towelettes are infused with a fresh mint flavor and scent. They kill the germs on your retainer and leave it smelling and tasting minty fresh. I have to say, I wish a product like this existed when I wore my retainers 24/7 a few years ago. Personally I hated putting a "dirty" retainer back into my mouth. These wipes will come in handy in all sorts of situations when you are out-and-about. Throw a few into your purse, backpack, pocket, or briefcase. It's a great product for kids in retainers or sports mouth guards who are too lazy or forgetful to keep their retainers clean. And of course, they are great for clear aligners! Try them, we're sure you'll like them. And if you like them a lot, you can save some money by buying A Bulk Bag of 100 Cleanse. Freshen. Go. Wipes.

Cleanse. Freshen. Go. Retainer Cleaning Spray is a liquid that you spray on your retainer to kill germs and remove plaque. To use the spray, remove your dental appliance from your mouth, spray it thoroughly with the solution, then brush your retainer or aligner. If you don't have a brush, you can massage the product in with clean fingertips, or a tissue or cottonball. Then, simply rinse your dental appliance with clean running water. This product is a great alternative to soaking,and can be used as an "in between" cleaner for those situations when you don't have time to soak.

The Cleanse. Freshen. Go. Retainer Cleaning Wipes are available in either a box of 20 or a money-saving bulk bag of 100 individually wrapped wipes. The Spray is available in a 2-ounce bottle, which provides about 50 to 60 cleanings.

We think that you'll love these products as much as we do. If you know someone with Invisalign, or who is wearing retainers, or who uses a mouthguard, spread the word! Viva la convenience!