In this environment of biosecurity it is more important than ever to know what is in your patient’s mouth. It reveals not only their oral condition, but as well as their hygiene. We understand though that it can be difficult to explain this to your patient. That is why there’s such a product that not only discloses existing bacteria in the mouth, toothbrush, denture and other products, but also the age of the bacteria. In this blog, you will discover more about Divulge plaque disclosing swabs.
Divulge Your Hygiene Secrets
Educating your patients has never been easier!. Divulge is a plaque identification swab that helps evaluate oral hygiene habits. It is a sure way to improve oral hygiene protocols and techniques by clearly showing patients where bacteria are located in the mouth and also on toothbrushes and orthodontic appliances.
- Periodontal patients
- Orthodontic patients
- Motivated patients
- Isolated patients
Their collective roles in carious lesions and gum disease are well known.
How Divulge Works
The huge advantage is that these swabs identify the maturity of the plaque which aids in verifying the effectiveness of cleaning regimes and the condition of the gums. Divulge stains the bacteria Streptococcus mutans and Streptococcus sanguins in the early immature plaque and Actinomyces found in older plaque.
Divulge Dual Coloured Plaque disclosing swabs highlight mature plaque in blue colour and fresh plaque, a reddish-pink, so patients can clearly understand how their brushing, flossing and interproximal techniques can be improved.
How Divulge Helps Your Practice
Whether for in-surgery use or self administered at home by your patients, this product will raise the standard of hygiene in every scenario. The unique ability to demarcate between mature plaque and new plaque means that no patient can hide their oral hygiene habits and status. Providing clear imagery of these deposits is of significant value in managing patients from a distance.