Colgate Introduces OQ

Young boy is checking Colgate OQ with oral qamera

A year ago Inspektor Research Systems started to introduce a new brand. A brand for serving the clinical and consumer markets. In this year a lot happened. We have set steps in the right direction but we have not yet reached our goal: waking up in a world without caries. Cariogenic dental plaque causes the number 1 disease in our country and elsewhere. Dental plaque does not only cause substantial damage to people’s teeth, but also takes a big cut in the available care budget. Dental caries is associated with the development of cardiovascular and Alzheimer’s diseases. We could save some 52 billion Euro annually on our healthcare costs by taking effective prevention steps.

Waking up in a caries free world.

We all want this, you might think. That is both true and untrue: although being a desired outcome by the vast majority, in day-to-day real life politicians and health insurers are still focused on curing people rather than preventing people from getting sick. And most healthcare professionals have been educated to cure diseases. Therefore, the focus of dentistry is still on filling cavities, rather than preventing cavities from developing.

Fortunately, we get support from an unexpected angle.

At the moment a number of dentists is working with Oral Qamera and more will start using this technology in the near future. We will keep you posted on which practices are joining. Right now a leading dental equipment manufacturer has decided to integrate our QLF technology into their equipment. And then there is a sudden support from an unexpected angle. Colgate introduces Oral Quotient. “Do You Know Your OQ™?” links to their website. By the way: if you want to know more about our devices, please send us an email.

Detecting young plaque with Oral Qamera.

It is only a matter of time before you can detect young dental plaque with Oral Qamera. This means that, at the end of the day, you can see whether you have brushed properly in the morning. This new Oral Qamera device works with an app to help you keeping track of your oral hygiene on a daily basis. Never fear the dentist again is just a matter of time. With this initiative from Colgate, we are one step closer.

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