TS1 – Application
Easy handling – TS1
Not only for your employees a pleasure: The Tongue Sanitizer is your practice a distinctive benefit and your patients hygienic cleanliness. The TS1 Tongue Sanitizer is by its easy handling suitable for all prevention specialists: Simply attach to the saliva ejector and away you go. It needs no further introduction – view our training video!
Step 1 (optional): Applying tongue cleaning gel to the tongue
1. Apply a small drop of tongue cleaning gel to the knobby side of the TS1 Tongue Vacuum Cleaner.
2. Fix the tongue carefully with some moist gauze and then spread the tongue cleaning gel evenly from the back to the top of the tongue.
Step 2 : Gently remove the tongue plaque
1. Turn over the TS1 Tongue Vacuum Cleaner and gently apply the side with the lamellae to the tongue. Gently move the TS1 backwards and forwards on the tongue from the tip to the back in order to raise up the tongue papillae.
2. Finally evenly vacuum the tongue to remove the tongue plaque.
Areas of application
The TS1 Tongue Vacuum Cleaner is an effective solution for professional deepcleansing of the tongue in dental surgeries. The TS1 Tongue Vacuum Cleaner easily fits onto the saliva ejector of the treatment unit, thereby enabling the gentle and effective removal of bacterial tongue coatings.
Conduct the professional oral prophylaxis procedure as usual. For a really comprehensive result, use the TS1 Tongue Vacuum Cleaner to remove the tongue coating. This will eliminate the largest bacteria reservoir in the oral cavity. Additional time required: approx. one minute.
The TS1 is the ideal complement to every professional oral prophylaxis procedure, for Full Mouth Disinfection (FMD) and for specific treatment against halitosis.
The treatment can be enhanced by pre-treating the tongue with a tongue cleaning gel, which considerably increases the feeling of freshness experienced by the patient.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
“The mouth is the entrance of the body and the cause for all suffering”. (Chinese proverb)
The structure of the tongue can be compared to a deep-pile carpet. The bacteria settle in particular in the crypts (depressions) between the papillae. The tongue forms a particularly complex ecosystem. Thanks to its large surface and the special papillae structure, it is able to retain food residue and host a diverse tongue flora, the tongue coating. There, organic substances are broken down by anaerobic gram-negative bacteria, which means that more than 60 percent of all bacteria in the oral cavity can be found on the tongue.
Until now, we removed the tongue coating mechanically with the aid of rotating brushes, tongue brushes and scrapers. Chemical additives were then able to reduce the number of gram-negative bacteria. The use of a rotating brush which is attached to an angled section carries a large risk of injury to the papillae. Accessibility to the rear third of the tongue, where the largest amount of tongue coating is found, is also extremely restricted due to the height of the brush. Subsequently scraping the tongue coating from the tongue only removes the coating above the papillae. An innovative technology now enables professional tongue sanitization through effective and gentle suctioning of the tongue coating.
The TS1 Tongue Sanitizer should generally be used with all patients as part of professional teeth cleaning or individual oral health coaching (I-MC). With corresponding gels, use of the TS1 is also recommended with Full Mouth Disinfection and halitosis treatment.
The TS1 Tongue Sanitizer is a disposable product and may not be reused in the clinic. It is also not possible to sterilize it.
With the TS1 handle the Tongue Sanitizer can be used at home. The TS1 can be inserted onto this and the patient can take it home with them and use the TS1 at home as a tongue scraper, actively following up the topic of tongue cleansing in the area of home care.
The TS1 Tongue Sanitizer can be used with and without gel. For use as part of a Full Mouth Disinfection or a halitosis treatment, gels are available from various suppliers. The TS1 Gel fits perfectly for general use in professional teeth cleaning without a special focal area of treatment. The TS1 Gel can also be given to the patient for use together with the TS1 on the handle at home.
A tongue cleansing gel with the active ingredients zinc lactate (GABA), tin fluoride, zinc acetate (CB12), lends itself to use for professional teeth cleaning and halitosis therapy. Zinc lactate neutralizes volatile sulfur compounds (VSC), which arise through the breakdown of amino acids like cysteine and methionine. Zinc ions form insoluble sulfides, which effectively neutralize VSC.
Aroma-based oral malodor counteractives (OMC) inhibit the enzymes of the odor-active bacteria. In this way, amino acids (Methionin) cannot be broken down as much into VSC. An anti-bacterial agent like CHX lends itself to Full Mouth Disinfection (FMD).
The suctioning effect of the TS1 causes the papillae to rise up, like a deep-pile carpet. This initially feels rough for the patient. Over time, more epithelium forms on the tongue (furry tongue) on the papillae, particularly to the rear. The epithelium is reduced through regular tongue cleansing both professionally and at home and through food that requires a lot of chewing. The tongue therefore sometimes looks as if it has a coating. The light part of the tongue, however, is not a coating but rather epithelium.
Similar to the callused tongue (furry tongue) an increased amount of protective epithelium forms on the tongues of smokers. The discolorations through smoking settle in the epithelium of the papillae. The epithelium is reduced through regular tongue cleansing both professionally and at home and the discoloration disappears.
To help with this, preparations from the agent myrrh (Myrrhinil) can be given.
Many patients are unfamiliar with the topic of tongue cleansing or have had bad experiences with previous tongue cleansing with polishing brushes, etc. Patients are often afraid of the gag reflex caused by the former methods. Test persons so far report that the TS1 Tongue Sanitizer does not trigger the gag reflex. All participants had an above-average feeling of freshness and cleanliness after the tongue cleansing, which often lasted the whole day. Once the patient has been familiarized with the topic of tongue cleansing, they can perform this at home with the TS1 handle, achieving the feeling of special cleanliness every day anew.
The tongue is like a larder for bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria can settle in the crypts, whose excretions acts as pathogens. These anaerobic bacteria do not cause periodontitis on the tongue, but they increase the number of pathogenic germs which, in turn, increases the risk of a reinfection at the gingiva and at the teeth. Additionally, carbohydrates remain on the tongue, which act as a larder for the anaerobic bacteria. The aim is to decrease the different populations of germs on the tongue and thus in the entire oral cavity. We achieve this by regularly removing the biofilm on the tongue.
Just as care at home is important after professional teeth cleaning, it is, of course, important to continue tongue cleansing at home following treatment in the clinic in order to reduce the risk of gingivitis/periodontitis and caries on the long-term.