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Inspektor TC- Visualizing Plaque at Home!

It would be so nice if we could visualize the plaque with our eyes so that we could target those specific areas as we brush daily. Dentist do use disclosing solutions but they often stain or have unpleasant taste.




Inspektor TC is a new product on the block which makes this task of visualizing plaque easier. This tooth sized wand has a blue light at its tip. When shown around the mouth and viewed through yellow glasses, plaque glows bright red against the yellow teeth. This can be routinely used at home by patients for better plaque control, especially those who are prone to gum disease and cavities.




This was created by a team at University of Liverpool. This is what Professor Sue Higham Unversity's S chool of Dental Sciences has to say "It is extremely difficult to get rid of all plaque in the mouth. Left undisturbed it becomes what we call ‘mature’ plaque and gets thicker. This is what leads to gingivitis, or bleeding gums, and decay.

“Early stage plaque is invisible, and so this device will show people the parts of the mouth hey are neglecting when they brush their teeth, enabling them to remove plaque before it becomes a problem.

“Inspektor TC is designed so that people can easily incorporate it into their daily dental hygiene routine at home".

This seems like quite a practical device to use especially in the present times when periodontal disease and dental cavities are prevalent at such high percentage in our society.


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