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TREAT & PREVENT GUM DISEASE

98%

of Gumsaver速 Patients saw significant improvement

Gumsaver速 is a soft bristled tool designed specifically to remove the bacteria from beneath the gum-line and between the teeth which can often be missed by regular tooth-brushing. The ergonomic design of the brush along with our simple 3 step technique means you can treat and prevent gum disease yourself, in the comfort of your own home.

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FINALISTS 2011

Presenting at:

2012

Gumsaver速 was invented by dentist Dr. Hani. Hani works in general practice at The Gallery Dentist, Leamington Spa, is a postgraduate supervisor at Warwick Dentistry and is a fellow of the IADFE.

Gumsaver速 Ltd. Dentistry at The Gallery 29 Leicester Street Royal Leamington Spa CV32 4TD, UK. e: hani@gumsaver.org 息 Gumsaver 速 Ltd. All rights reserved.


CONTENTS GUM DISEASE

1

Health challenge

INTELLIGENT DESIGN

2

The solution in the fight against gum disease

PIONEERING TECHNIQUE

3

Making it easy to clean effectively

THE PROOF

4

Patient Angela: Gum disease eradication & bone regeneration

CLINICAL DATA

5

Study demonstrating the effectiveness of Gumsaver 速 against traditional treatment methods.

PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONIALS

7

Dr. Edward Lynch, Head of Dentistry at Warwick University Sharon Bierer, Practice Manager at NHS Dentist.

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS Patients Joe & Anna, with links to youtube videos & social media

8


GUM DISEASE Almost 90% of adults in the UK have a degree of Gum Disease. Gingivitis is the easiest form of Gum Disease to treat, but if you leave it untreated it can develop into the more serious form of the disease known as Periodontitis.

HEALTH CHALLENGE Periodontal disease can be caused by improper brushing techniques and the presence of bacteria underneath the gum-line. Not only is periodontal disease a painful burden on the individual, it is also a significant public health challenge. Epidemiological studies confirm its links with systemic diseases such as Type II Diabetes, Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular disease (1)(2). Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth-loss worldwide. Current estimates suggest that 90% of the adult dentate population are affected by inflammation of the gums and by periodontal pockets of 4mm depth at some stage in their lives (1). Current treatments for periodontal disease include scraping under the gums with a metal instrument. Such traditional treatments are associated with discomfort and have limited evidence for sustained efficacy (4).

Good gum health is the key to good general health. If you look after your gums you can prevent multiple health problems, ranging from bleeding gums, tooth-loss and bad breath to diabetes, stroke and heart disease (1)(2).

BLEEDING GUMS BAD BREATH TOOTH-LOSS HEART DISEASE TYPE II DIABETES References 1. Bascones-Martinez, A., 2011. Periodontal disease and diabetes – Review of the Literature. Medicina Oral , Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal, 16(6), pp. 722-729. 2. Mustapha I. Z., Debrey S., Oladubu M., Ugarte R., 2007. Markers of systemic bacterial exposure in periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease risk: a systemic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Periodontology Online 78(12), pp. 2289-2302. 3. Oral Health Atlas. Available at www.OralHealthAtlas.org 4. Beirne P., Worthington H. V., Clarkson J. E., 2008. Review on Routine Scale and Polish for periodontal health in adults. The Cochrane Collaboration Issue 4.


INTELLIGENT DESIGN THE SOLUTION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST GUM DISEASE We have designed the Gumsaver速 to make the task of looking after your gums and teeth simple. Gumsaver速 is proven to not only treat and prevent gum disease, but it will also improve oral health, prevent tooth loss and in some cases encourage bone re-generation. Gumsaver速 comprises of an ergonomic handle with twin heads, each end containing a tapered soft bristle set.

ERGONOMIC HANDLE

The bristle heads are angled towards each other, spaced-apart, providing a small clearance in which the inter-dental spaces are lined up during use.

SOFT BRISTLE SETS

TWIN HEADED

Each cleaning tip acts as an alignment guide for the other, ensuring that the bristles are correctly angled into the recesses between the neighbouring teeth. An up and down motion will guide the heads under the gum line to remove bacteria rooted deep inside the inter-dental space.

After using the Gumsaver速 97.8% of patients returned at their 6 month review appointment with no serious signs of gum disease (5).

References 5. Mohamed A., Faridi M.A., Bumarioum Y., Mostafa H., and Lynch E., 2012. Efficacy of a manual subgingival biofilm disruptor on BPE scores. International Association for Dental Research.


A PIONEERING TECHNIQUE MAKING IT EASY TO CLEAN EFFECTIVELY This is not just a brush, but a ground-breaking oral health system. Many people’s toothbrushing techniques fail to clean inter-dental spaces effectively. The Gumsaver® approach is different the ergonomic design empowers the individual to treat and prevent gum disease. The tapered bristle design coupled with the simple technique make it a much simpler task to locate and clean between the teeth and gum-line. The dental cleaning device is specifically designed to disrupt & remove bacteria from the teeth under the gum-line, which is often missed by typical toothbrushing habits. With each Gumsaver® brush, a simple set of concise instructions are included. The user will also have access to an online video tutorial at:

www.youtube.com/BleedingGumsaver

Gumsaver® 3 Step Technique If its your first time, get in front of a mirror so you can see what you are doing

1.

Place the brush over your teeth

2.

Locate brush between two teeth and massage up and down below the gumline.

No back and forth motion is needed

3.

Repeat steps 1&2 on the upper gums


THE PROOF PATIENT: Angela BEFORE GUMSAVER速

AFTER GUMSAVER速

Periodontal Disease

Eradicated Periodontal Disease

17

16

15

17

16

15

A 10mm pocket means severe gum disease, i.e. a BPE Score of 4.

After 2 months the 10mm pocket is just 3mm which means the gum disease has been eradicated, i.e. a BPE Score of 0.

Abcess

Bone Regeneration

Lateral Periodontal Abcess at 17. Tooth scheduled for extraction.

Lateral Periodontal Abcess has completely resolved.

after 12 months

no bone

regeneration!


Patient Groups:

CLINICAL DATA

TRADITIONAL CONTROL GROUP

KEY

GUMSAVER速 TECHNIQUE GROUP

BPE Scores: These scores judge severity of gum disease according to how big the gaps are between the teeth and the gums. The larger the gaps the more receded the gums. This causes bleeding gums, bad breath & tooth loss.

4. Severe

3.

2.

1.

0. Healthy

severe disease

BEFORE

All Patients have severe gum disease prior to treatment

healthy

AFTER

98% of the Gumsaver速 Group of patients went from severe disease to healthier gums within 6 months of treatment.


Study demonstrating the effectiveness of Gumsaver® against traditional treatment methods. © Study Data: Mohamed A., Faridi M.A., Bumarioum Y., Mostafa H., and Lynch E., 2012. Efficacy of a manual subgingival biofilm disruptor on BPE scores. International Association for Dental Research.

98%

of Gumsaver® Patients saw significant improvement.

To assess the efficacy of the Gumsaver® system a study of 93 subjects was carried out. Each participant presented pocket depths of 3.5 - 10mm (BPE Score 3 or 4), which is a clear indication of periodontal disease. A control group of 47 subjects (19 male and 28 female) were given standard British Periodontal Society (BPS) recommended oral hygiene instructions, as well as traditional treatments including full mouth root planning, scaling and polishing. In addition to the standard BPS recommended treatment, the test group, which consisted of 46 subjects (22 male and 24 female), were also given instructions on how to use the Gumsaver® system.

After 6 months the periodontal status of the subjects in the control group improved. The majority of the control group reduced their pocket depths to a BPE score of 2 or 3. However, in the Gumsaver® test group, 63% of the subjects presented BPE scores of 0 or in other words the periodontal disease was completely eradicated.

63%

of Gumsaver® Patients eradicated Gum Disease.


PROFESSIONAL TESTIMONIALS Dr. Edward Lynch

Head of Dentistry, University of Warwick

“As you will see from [Dr. Hani’s] hypothesis ... there is much to hope for with regards to self efficacy. The burden of periodontal disease on an ever aging population means that treatments where patients could be given more effective self management of this condition is a very positive one. In light of recent studies and a believable mechanism linking oral bacterial burden to a number of systemic diseases, I feel we should be promoting this well reasoned argument towards sub-gingival brushing. This has fantastic potential to reduce morbidity both in the mouth and to potentially reduce impact on an individual’s general health.”

Sharon Bierer

Practice Manager, NHS Dentist

Dentist

“I am happy to confirm that NHS Dentist has continued to provide a full hygienist service on the NHS for patients presenting with periodontal disease, despite the 2006 contract which effectively cut funding for all such treatments. We have done this by implementing the system advocated by Philip Owers' subgingival oral hygiene instruction to our patients, because it is effective and in order to minimise the future financial burden to our practice and the NHS. This practice has treated over 80,000 NHS patients since we opened in 1999.”

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PATIENT PROFILE & TESTIMONIALS JOE

JOE WAS SUFFERING FROM BLEEDING GUMS FOR OVER TEN YEARS. HE VISITED THE DENTIST & HYGIENIST REGULARLY BUT PROBLEMS PERSISTED. JOE SAW RESULTS WITHIN WEEKS.

BEFORE GUMSAVER®: Bleeding gums RESULTS: No bleeding, no gum pockets

Joe Said: “...They have been absolutely fantastic. Seriously.... I haven't bled at all from one check up to the next!”

http://youtu.be/-QbZ2ORz0Us

ANNA

ANNA WAS ALSO SUFFERING FROM BLEEDING GUMS FOR OVER TEN YEARS. SHE FELT SHE HAD NEVER BEEN SHOWN HOW TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

BEFORE GUMSAVER®: Bleeding Gums, 10 years RESULTS: No Bleeding

Anna Said: “... I noticed less bleeding, tenderness and sensitivity... even when eating and drinking... they feel safe now.”

http://youtu.be/XVzd179IPic

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