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Dr. Mark’s HyGenie

Whip Mix has unveiled HyGenie, which the company describes as a unique way to clean, store and protect all types of removable dental appliances including retainers, aligners, splints, nightguards, sports mouthguards, sleep appliances and dentures.

Dr. Mark’s HyGenie was developed by a group in Australia, who were looking for cleaner, faster, safer cleaning options compared to toothpaste and brush, and one that did not require soaking in dirty cleansing solutions, according to Whip Mix.

The device features a built-in series of “clustered” brushes that rotate in opposite directions, washing all surfaces of an appliance simultaneously. In addition, the special cleansing gel used with the device cleans and dissolves stains and calculus buildup. Afterward, the device can also store most dental appliances, making it a “one-stop shop” for users, the company said.

“For 30 years in practice, I have seen far too many people struggle to properly clean and protect their removable dental appliances,” said Dr. Mark Wotherspoon, BDSc. “Did you know that wearing an unhygienic dental appliance can lead to unsightly, painful and costly oral disease? This oral disease can then lead to even more serious diseases of the heart, lungs and throat? Our mission is to change all that.”

The HyGenie device is currently being offered to dental offices by Whip Mix. There is special volume pricing available for those that would like to sell the HyGenie in the practice, or give to every patient receiving a new dental appliance, the company said. If the dentist prefers, a recommendation can be made for the patient to purchase directly from

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(Source: Whip Mix)