Sylc is clinically proven for the following uses:
Treatment of dental hypersensitivity
Fast removal of extrinsic stains, e.g. coffee, tea and tobacco
Surface preparation prior to bonding and sealants
Before and after scaling and root planing procedure to reduce sensitivity
Prophylaxis of orthodontic patients
Plaque removal prior to fluoride treatments
Pre and post whitening treatments
Recover natural pearlesence and improve whiteness by 3-4 Vita shades
Sylc® is designed to provide a prophylaxis treatment for dental enamel and to physically occlude dentin tubules for the management of sensitive teeth. Sylc® is a dry powder (calcium sodium phosphosilicate), composed of elements that occur naturally in the body’s hard tissues (Ca, Na, Si, P, and O). When exposed to an aqueous environment, Sylc® undergoes a rapid surface reaction, allowing it to physically adhere to exposed dentin and to physically occlude tubules. Within a short period of time, essentially all of the Sylc® reacts to form hydroxycarbonate apatite (HCA), which is chemically similar to natural tooth mineral.
Sylc is based on the GlaxoSmithKline powder NovaMin® which is used in a range of Sensodyne toothpastes.
In addition to the clinical benefits of cleaning, desensitising and protection, Sylc offers an easy, pleasant experience for both patients and clinician.
Sylc uses round and dense particles of NovaMin® which are beneficial for both clinician and patient, providing a simple and pleasant treatment. This unique physical structure of Sylc means less soft tissue irritation and less messy aerosol.
Sylc has been specially formulated with excellent flow properties to be kinder to your patients by reducing irritation during application.
Mechanism of Action
Sylc’s protective and soothing ability comes from Novamin.
NovaMin is calcium sodium phosphosilicate, which seeks out and forms a tooth-like layer over vulnerable areas of the tooth where dentine is exposed.
When combined with saliva or water, Sylc forms hydroxycarbonate apatite crystals (HCA) that increase the natural protective and repair mechanisms of saliva.
Unlike traditional desensitising varnishes or pastes, Sylc provides superior relief from painful hypersensitivity without unsightly discolouration or unpleasant taste or feel.
NovaMin® is a bioactive glass powder.
Bioactive glass was developed in 1969 and has been used clinically since the 1980s in a range of orthopaedic, maxillofacial, periodontal and other dental applications.
NovaMin® is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline and used in their Sensodyne Repair and Protect tooth paste products.
“Sensodyne Repair & Protect contains advanced NovaMin technology, which is scientifically proven to repair sensitive teeth by forming a tooth-like layer over exposed dentine to help continually repair (repair provides clinically proven relief with twice daily brushing) and protect sensitive areas. It actually seeks out and repairs vulnerable areas when used twice daily”.