OAP – Orthodontics, Appliance, & Plastic Cleaner

Posted on 03. Jun, 2013 by in Health

Decades of ortho-medical research studies have indisputably demonstrated how poor oral hygiene can be at the crux of many major ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, and but not limited to, osteoporosis. The typical users of dental devices (such as plastic aligners, dentures, retainers, night guards, bite plates or even sports guards) are highly susceptible to the exposure of harmful bacteria’s and viruses, by mere contact exposure. Furthermore, the plastic housing or cases for these devices have been shown be foster viral and bacterial development as well.

CBS News along with studies carried out by the ADA and the World Health Organization, have recently demonstrated how poor orthodontic hygiene can lead to afflictions such as:

  • Dry Mouth
  • Bad Breath
  • Toothaches
  • Sore Bleeding Gums
  • Canker Sores
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Cracked / Broken Teeth
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Jaw Pain
  • Cavities
  • Oral Infectious Diseases
  • Tooth Decay
  • Gum Disease
  • Leukoplakia
  • Oral Cancer
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Periodontal / Gum Disease
  • Dental Carries
  • Dental Erosion
  • Cold Sores

Users of the following orthodontic and dental devices have a particularly higher risk of developing microbial infections and/or poor oral health:

  • Clear plastic aligners (i.e. Invisalign, Clear Correct, etc.)
  • Dentures
  • Retainers
  • Night guards
  • Bite plates
  • Athletic mouth guards
  • Partials
  • Whitening trays
  • Holding cases
  • All Toothbrushes


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