Successful exploration in the mouth – starting with complete saliva diagnosis
Whether viscosity, flow rate or buffer capacity, the new GC Saliva-Check Buffer practice test quickly checks the protective function of the saliva – both in a resting state and when salivary flow is stimulated. With this dual-purpose saliva test, GC EUROPE is now providing dentists with a comprehensive diagnostic tool for need-based, controlled preventive treatment and an ideal method for encouraging patient compliance. Not everyone is equally at risk of suffering from caries or periodontitis. The degree of individual risk also depends on the quality and quantity of saliva. However, the properties and characteristics of the fluid in the mouth differ in the stimulated state and resting state, which means the significance of any test is always governed by the state of the saliva at the time. With the new GC Saliva-Check Buffer from the future-oriented “Minimum Intervention” programme from GC EUROPE, the different risk parameters can now be identified in both forms of saliva within a few minutes – for precise diagnosis and individual treatment of the patient.
Protective and cleaning function: precisely measurable
Visual inspection of saliva shows, for instance, the viscosity, amount of flow and consistency when salivary flow is not stimulated. Based on these findings, statements about the patient’s diet and habits with reference to his or her oral health can easily and quickly be made. Using the new practice test, the pH is also measured in the resting state: in this case, the more acid, the more caries and erosion can arise.
However, GC Saliva-Check Buffer also measures the quantity and buffer capacity of the saliva in the stimulated state within five minutes: in this case, the more neutralising saliva there is, the more the acids in the oral cavity are buffered.
Everything green for go? The “traffic-light” will tell you!
The three-step test, or five-step for more comprehensive analysis, is uncomplicated to perform and pleasant for the patient. With the aid of individual test strips and pads, a clear diagnostic chart with a coherent three-colour system (red, amber, green), an individual patient’s salivary resistance and cleaning capacity in response to sugar and acids can be determined within a maximum of ten minutes.
The analysis does not require any special preparation on the part of the patient and can be done directly during a routine examination – it makes no difference whether it takes place in the morning, afternoon, before or after cleaning the teeth. For the best results, however, the patient should not drink or eat anything for at least one hour before the examination.
The new, user-friendly practice test, GC Saliva-Check Buffer, is now available in packs of 20 tests – each containing pH measuring strips, buffer test strip and pad, large diagnostic chart and a measuring beaker, pipette and detailed directions for use. 3.187 Zeichen