by Shannon Pace-Brinker, CDA
You know something really tastes great when you have patients of all ages coming in and asking for it by name. This is actually a very common occurrence in our practice with Kolorz Sixty-Second Fluoride Foam (DMG America). In fact, it’s really no surprise to me since the great flavors and aromas of Kolorz were actually developed in consultation with food industry professionals. Kolorz is one of my favorite fluorides so I’m happy to know that I’m providing something that works so well, tastes great and patients love.
Designed for optimal enamel protection, Kolorz’s proprietary acidulated phosphate formula contains 1.23% fluoride ion…just the right amount. Not only does this great-tasting topical fluoride treatment effectively aid in the protection of dental caries, it contains non-caloric all-natural sweeteners including sucralose and xylitol. It’s also gluten, aspartame and saccharin free. What’s more, patients love the smooth foam consistency.
Application Technique and Tips
Shake can thoroughly for at least 30 seconds.
Hold can completely upside down to dispense. One of the things we’ve realized when dispensing Kolorz is that a little goes a long way. It foams up quickly so be careful to dispense slowly because it can be deceiving. It has great consistency, it’s not watery at all and will not slump.
Release a small portion onto the fluoride tray on both the upper and lower bites. Just one time around the appliance and then a follow back will do the trick. Be careful not to overload the tray.
Close the fluoride tray. You’ll notice that Kolorz sticks to the tray very well.
Insert the tray into the patient’s mouth, and then have the patient bite down.
At this point, I have my suction ready to use around the appliance and the oral cavity. Keeping the suction active, leave the fluoride treatment in for 60 seconds to allow Kolorz’s active ingredients to absorb into the teeth.
Remove the fluoride tray, and then suction any excess foam in and around the mouth.
Advise the patient not to eat or drink for about 30 minutes following the treatment to allow the teeth to fully absorb the fluoride.
This simple application process makes fluoride treatment quick and easy for both the clinician and the patient. Kolorz is virtually invisible, and is available in a variety of tempting flavors including triple mint, cherry cheesecake, cotton candy, and blue raspberry. With a formula that works so effectively and is simple to apply, Kolorz provides a valuable treatment tool to increase efficiency and protect the teeth of all patients from young children to older adults.