Home care is a critical component of successful outcomes for periodontal patients. Over-the-counter antibacterial dentifrices and oral rinses are an efficient way to help patients with daily plaque control, which in turn helps reduce the risk of gingivitis and other plaque-related conditions.
When recommending oral hygiene products to patients, it’s important to know the products are supported by scientific evidence. The research database on Dentalcare.com can be a very useful tool for clinicians to help evaluate such new products used separately or in combination regimens.
For example, two popular antibacterial products on the market today include Crest Pro-Health dentifrice, with stannous fluoride, and Crest Pro-Health Multi-Protection Rinse, with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC). These products and their active ingredients are backed by years of extensive clinical and laboratory studies, which are indexed in the Crest Oral-B Dental Research Database. The database includes some exciting research conducted at the University of Florida and Nova University that shows regimens including these products are highly effective in preventing plaque and gingivitis. Collectively, there are over 130 published papers and research presentations supporting the efficacy of Crest stannous fluoride dentifrice and CPC rinses.
To access references on stannous fluoride and CPC, simply follow these steps:
- Go to: Crest Oral-B Dental Research Database.
- In the Topic field, select “Stannous Fluoride” or “Cetylpyridinium chloride”
(You can also select the product name in the Products field.)
- In search results, click the title to view either the full paper, if available digitally, or the abstract.
You can narrow your search to find research on a specific product and benefit. For example, select “Sensitivity” in the Topic field and Crest Pro-Health Toothpaste in the Products field to find studies evaluating the sensitivity benefit of this stannous fluoride dentifrice. The expanded Search options allow you to search by lead author, publication title and/or publication year.
In total, the dentalcare Research Database includes over 700 entries on all Crest and Oral-B products and technologies. This is a useful resource for dental professionals seeking evidence to make home care recommendations. Being aware of the latest research and implementing this into practice can help make you more successful in managing successful patient outcomes.
If you have questions or comments about the Research Database, please contact the Crest Oral-B Professional Team at Contact Us