Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about the PeriClean® Ultra Soft Specialty Toothbrush:
What is the PeriClean?
The PeriClean is a patented Ultra Soft Specialty Toothbrush specifically designed for people with receding gums, sore gums, sensitive teeth and other forms of periodontal disease.
How is the PeriClean different from a standard toothbrush?
Unlike standard nylon toothbrushes which can cause receding gums and wear down tooth enamel – regardless of how soft they are, the PeriClean’s patented, high-tech rubber bristles are extremely safe, gentle and will not harm gum tissue or tooth enamel. Despite being so gentle, the PeriClean cleans the teeth and gums exceptionally well, removing plaque and debris effortlessly – and it can also be used to clean the tongue for fresh breath and total oral healthcare. The PeriClean Ultra Soft Toothbrush is extremely strong and yet lightweight, requires no batteries or electricity, works with your favorite toothpaste and lasts for up to four months.
Was the PeriClean really created by a Periodontist?
Yes – The PeriClean’s patented design was created by Dr. Jack Gruber DDS, a renowned Periodontist in clinical practice for over 40 years. Dr. Gruber saw an overwhelming number of patients coming to him with receding gums due to aggressively over brushing their teeth and gums with a standard nylon toothbrush. These people were literally wearing down their gums to the point where they often required expensive, invasive and painful gum grafting surgeries, which required long periods of recuperation. Dr. Gruber knew that he had to do something to help people overcome this epidemic of gum recession and he created the PeriClean Ultra Soft Specialty Toothbrush.
How does PeriClean protect my teeth and gums?
Your tooth enamel is as thin as an eggshell and your gums are as thin as paper. These delicate structures must be cleaned daily in a thorough but gentle manner. Over brushing your teeth and gums with a standard nylon toothbrush can damage tooth enamel and gum tissue and lead to receding gums and tooth sensitivity. The PeriClean’s patented, ultra soft head and bristles are made of a high-tech rubber, which is extremely soft, flexible and gentle on teeth and gums. The PeriClean cleans your teeth and gums thoroughly and will not damage your tooth enamel or gum tissue.
How and Where is the PeriClean manufactured?
The PeriClean Ultra Soft Toothbrush is proudly made in the USA in a state-of-the-art facility using only the highest quality, FDA approved materials. Its patented design is based upon years of rigorous research and testing. The PeriClean is made of high-tech rubber and is completely BPA-Free.
Who can use the PeriClean?
The PeriClean Toothbrush is designed for adults and children over 12 years old. The PeriKids® Toothbrush is designed for children up to 12 years old.
How does the PeriKids Toothbrush benefit my child’s dental health?
The PeriKids Toothbrush is specifically designed for children up to 12 years old. Its patented, ultra gentle design allows children to brush their teeth easily and comfortably even when losing their primary (baby teeth) and as their permanent teeth grow in. Standard nylon toothbrushes can be too harsh and irritating for children’s delicate, sensitive gums. The PeriKids Ultra Soft Toothbrush is designed with a thick, contoured handle making it easy for children to use. Children love to use the PeriKids Toothbrush and many say that it “tickles their teeth”. Imagine – a toothbrush that children actually enjoy using!
Can I use toothpaste with the PeriClean?
Yes, use your favorite toothpaste the same way you would on any toothbrush.
How long does the PeriClean last?
The PeriClean lasts for up to four months of daily use.
Why does the PeriClean cost more than a standard toothbrush?
Standard nylon toothbrushes are typically mass produced, made of cheap materials and need to be replaced frequently. The patented PeriClean Ultra Soft Specialty Toothbrush is made in the USA in a state-of-the-art facility using only the highest quality, FDA approved materials. The PeriClean’s patented high-tech rubber bristles are extremely safe, gentle and will not harm gum tissue or tooth enamel. The PeriClean lasts for up to four months and it is the only patented toothbrush specifically designed for receding gums, sore gums, sensitive teeth and other periodontal issues.
Can the PeriClean be used by people who have had dental surgery?
Yes – The PeriClean can be used post-surgically to help safely, comfortably and effectively clean teeth and gums.
I can barely feel the PeriClean when I use it - Is this normal?
Yes – The PeriClean’s patented Ultra Soft bristles are so gentle on teeth and gums that some people may barely feel it when they use it. This is because many people are accustomed to using a standard nylon toothbrush which can be harsh on teeth and gums regardless of how soft they are. The “scrubbing feeling” from a standard toothbrush is unfortunately what contributes to many people suffering from receding gums and damaged tooth enamel. Rest assured that the PeriClean is thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums – just as good as or even better than a standard toothbrush while protecting your teeth and gums.
The PeriClean sometimes makes a squeaking sound when I use it. Why does it do this?
When the toothpaste disperses as you use the PeriClean, you may hear some squeaking sounds – this is completely normal and it means your teeth are getting “squeaky clean”. To prevent squeaking, simply add a little more toothpaste as you brush.
Can I use the PeriClean as a tongue cleaner?
Yes – the PeriClean can be used as a gentle and effective tongue cleaner.
Does the PeriClean Toothbrush clean between my teeth?
While the PeriClean is extremely effective at cleaning the teeth and gums, unfortunately, there is no toothbrush that can completely clean in-between the teeth. For total oral healthcare, it is very important to use dental floss or other in-between tooth cleaners in conjunction with the PeriClean to effectively clean in-between teeth.
Can the PeriClean be used with standard metal braces?
No – The PeriClean is not recommended for use by those who wear standard metal orthodontic braces, however, it is highly recommended to use the PeriClean after the braces are removed.
Can the PeriClean be used with Invisalign?
Yes – The PeriClean may be used by those who wear Invisalign braces.
What are the shipping times for the PeriClean?
For all orders shipping in the USA, the PeriClean will ship via First Class Mail and will usually be delivered within 2 – 7 days.
For all orders shipping internationally, the PeriClean will ship via First Class International Mail and will usually be delivered within 1 – 6 weeks depending upon location.
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