The Piccolo

Developing the Piccolo

tooth plaque - teeth braces - interdental - biofilm - braces teeth There is a lot of mis-information in the media of late about the necessity of flossing. Most of which looks at the methods and not at the efficacy. The AMA suggested there is no benefit, yet dentist strongly support it. There is a lot of cross talk happening.

Cleaning between you teeth is the most beneficial oral cleaning you can do and is  more effective than just brushing your teeth.

There is evidence of cardio vascular disease leading to heart disease that can be caused by unhealthy teeth and gums.

The mouth is largely self cleaning and self healing provided that the saliva can freely circulate around the mouth and teeth. This is where inter-dental cleaning comes in. Teeth should always be wet with saliva to disinfect and to re-calcify the enamel. Modern diets can plug the gaps between your teeth with a boifilm that prevents saliva from circulating.

Over the years, to encourage people to floss, many attempts have been made to make flossing easier and more effective. These have ranged from tape to water jets.  All methods have weaknesses and in some cases, like high pressure water jets, are ineffective. Floss tape does not clean the back teeth effectively due to molar indentations and brushes are generally to large for the front teeth. Therefore to effectively clean between your teeth it is necessary to use brushes at the back and floss tape at the front. The is a time consuming operation and as such is carried out reluctantly if at all.

The ideal equipment to make flossing easier and quicker requires combining the good points of most of the existing equipment available. The challenge of getting something between your teeth to do the cleaning in the past required something stiff like metal brushes to push between your teeth or using fine tape that has to be held at both ends to pull between your teeth. This is where the Piccolo comes in. It uses a very soft rubber  filament that is grooves like a wood screw. When rotating it will pull itself between your teeth. This then allows the filament to be both fine and soft to cater for all teeth conditions, and clean out debris. This makes the Piccolo unique.

Meet the Piccolo

The Piccolo is a radically new flossing device that is a companion to your toothbrush. It will help prevent tooth plaque forming under teeth braces and interdental biofilm forming and leave you with fresh breath.

It is the softest method of  flossing available and is designed specifically to be gentle on teeth and gums, yet thoroughly brush your teeth to promote healthy teeth and gums.

Powered by a single 1.5V AA battery (primary or rechargeable) and fully automated.

It is quick and easy to use, and like an electric toothbrush, requires no particular hand dexterity or skill.

If you have arthritis, multiple sclerosis or particularly men with large hands, you will find the Piccolo easy to use.

Flossing will take between 1 to 2 minutes for your whole mouth. You can clean from both the front and the back of the mouth. It is suitable for all the family, particularly people with bridgework, braces or with hard-to-access oral situations.

The soft Piccolo filament in action.

How it prevents tooth plaque.

The Piccolo dental technology comprises a handpiece (available in 5 colours) and a replaceable tip. Inside the replaceable tip is an advancing, rotating, very soft filament.  When placed between your teeth at the gumline, will pull itself between your teeth disturb plaque formation and extract debris. It  does not require insertion pressure and by placing the tip at the inter-dental gap and squeezing the hand piece it does all the work for you.

The filament is grooved and has a unique action on the surface of the tooth. It gently shears the sticky bio-film from the surface of the teeth with minimal contact pressure then extracts it together with food particles. This is the only product for dental health to offer this benefit. It is unique to The Piccolo dental technology and patented world wide.

Removing sticky biofilm regularly prevents it hardening over time to become hard plaque.
The filament rotation covers irregular inter-dental spaces both large and small and leave you with a clean mouth, healthier gums and Piccolo fresh breath.