RotaDent One Step Electric Toothbrush – F.A.Qs
Warranty: Pro-Dentec warrants this Rota-dent Instrument to be free of defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year and the brush head for a period of three months, both from the date of original purchase. (Dental professionals recommend replacing the brush head every 3 to 6 months). This warranty does not cover finishes, normal wear, nor does it cover damage resulting from accident, misuse, dirt, water, tampering, unreasonable use, servicing performed or attempted by unauthorized service agencies, or units that have been modified or used for commercial purpose.
For warranty service, please call Rota-dent Customer Service at 1-800-752-2564 with your Rota-dent on hand.
All warranties are expressly disclaimed unless the product was purchased or dispensed through a dental professional with clinical instructions. Consequential damages are disclaimed, and the remedy for breach of warranty is limited to replacement.
Using Your Rota-dent
Things to Remember When Using Your Rota-dent Do not “scrub” with the brush head. Let the rotary action of the instrument do the work. Because of the patented manufacturing technology of its brush tips, the Rota-dent cleans more effectively with less pressure. It is designed to be used with considerably less pressure than manual toothbrushes and even less pressure than other powered toothbrushes. The Rota-dent cleans well with or without toothpaste. To prolong the life of the brush head, use a gel, rather than a cream toothpaste.
Cleaning Specific Areas with Rota-dent Patented Brush Tips A single or a combination of heads will effectively clean all areas. You will be instructed in the use of the different brush heads in your kit.
The Hollow Cup Brush Head
This head cleans below the gum line, between the teeth, removes stain, and polishes your teeth. It is highly effective for cleaning dental implant posts and around single teeth where removable partials attach. The Short Pointed Tip Brush Head This head is ideal for patients with braces, removable bridges, crowded teeth and implants. It cleans below the gum line and between the teeth.
The Elongated Tip Brush Head (Available for special cases)
This head is especially useful in cases where large spaces occur between teeth, when roots are exposed, under fixed bridges, in certain areas around braces, and where extreme periodontal conditions exist.
Right Angle for Effective Cleaning Hold your Rota-dent so that the brush tip meets the gum line and the tooth surfaces at a 90 degree angle. This most effectively cleans the tooth surface above and below the gum line. Move the Rota-dent along the gumline SLOWLY, letting it touch all tooth surfaces at the gum line.
Ideal for Cleaning Orthodontic Braces The pointed brush heads may be used for cleaning teeth that have braces attached to them. In this case, it is not always possible to hold your Rota-dent at a 90 degree angle. However, hold it at that angle whenever possible. Be sure to clean the wires and brackets adequately as plaque builds on them as well as teeth and gums.
The Tingling Sensation Some individuals may experience a mild “tingling” sensation when first using the Rota-dent. This results from stimulation of tissue in areas that have not been consistently cleaned. With continued use, this will cease after several days. Do not be overly concerned if some mild bleeding occurs at first. With continued use and professional care, bleeding will cease as gums become healthy.
When to Change Brush Heads
The brush head is worn out and should be replaced when it stops or stalls, when brush tip is splayed or when brush makes a strange noise with brush head attached.
To Attach Brush Head
Note: Never force Brush Head onto Power Handle
- Firmly hold Rota-dent power handle in one hand.
- Grasp the brush head with two fingers and, while keeping the unit straight, line up the hole in the neck with the male connector node on the power handle.
- Push the brush head onto the power handle.
- To Remove Brush Head
Note: Never remove brush head AT AN ANGLE
- Firmly hold the Rota-dent power handle in one hand.
- While keeping the unit straight, grasp the brush head with two fingers, then pull the brush head away from the power handle.
Rota-dent Cleaning Instructions
To Clean the Power Handle:
- Remove brush head from power handle.
- Gently wipe power handle with damp cloth.
- Do not store power handle in container where water may accumulate.
- Never drench, submerge, or immerse power handle in water.
To Clean the Brush Head:
- Keep unit running.
- Rinse brush end of head under warm running water for several seconds after every use.
Dental professionals recommend brush head being replaced every 3 to 6 months or every checkup.
Replacement brush heads may be purchased from your dental office or by contacting Rota-dent Customer Service at:1-800-752-2564, Monday – Thursday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM CST and Friday 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST.
How and When to the Charge Battery
The Rota-dent is powered by a rechargeable Ni-Cad battery. When packaged, the battery is partially charged, but fully operational. You must charge the power handle for 24 hours before initial use. The charge may last up to two weeks depending on personal use.
To Charge Initially:
- Use an outlet that is continually live. Test with a small appliance if unsure.
- Remove brush head from power handle.
- Plug ONLY THE ROTA-DENT charger into outlet and insert the small adapter into the power handle.
- Turn the switch to the “OFF” position.
- Charge the power handle for 24 hours before initial use. Ni-Cd batteries do not require constant charging. Battery life is determined by the number of times it is recharged.
- Disconnect the power handle from the charger. Do not leave charger plugged into the power handle. Power handle will not operate when connected to the charger.
To Recharge Your Power Handle:
When the power level of your Rota-dent decreases noticeably, it is time to recharge the power handle. Follow steps 1-4 as listed above and recharge the power handle for 8 to 12 hours.
Because the power handle is a sealed unit for protection from moisture, and for infection control and protection of the patient and our employees, the power handle is not repairable and the battery may not be replaced.
To Assure Your Power Handle is Operating:
- Remove brush head from power handle.
- Use your fingernail or a thin bladed knife to “Pop” off the black “on/off” switch and clean under switch. (If back of switch looks rusty, switch may need to be replaced.)
- Put the “on/off” switch back on the power handle with “on” at the top.
- Charge power handle for 8 hours.
- Be sure charger gets warm when plugged in. (If charger did not get warm, charger may need to be replaced.)
- Remove charger from power handle. Power handle will not operate when connected to the charger.
- Turn unit on. The metal shaft should turn.
- If male connector is broken, Power Handle will need to be replaced.
- If the power handle loses a charge quickly or runs slowly with brush head attached, the brush head is probably worn out and should be replaced.
If the power handle will not operate after removing the brush head, disconnecting charger, and cleaning under switch, the power handle needs to be replaced.
Never drench, submerge, or immerse power handle in water.
Recycling the Rota-Dent Power Handle Containing the Rechargeable Battery Many states have passed laws requiring that rechargeable batteries be recycled at the end of their useful life. These laws prohibit them from being disposed of with household waste in landfills. Do not put rechargeable batteries, or products with rechargeable batteries inside them, into the trash.
When the power handle may no longer be used and must be thrown away, please obey recycling laws by recycling the rechargeable battery.
Do only when Trashing Power Handle!
To remove the battery from power handle:
Using large pliers, squeeze the power handle at the black ring in several places around the handle. This will loosen the bond and allow the handle shell to slide off the power handle. This will expose the battery in its black plastic covering. This covering is held together with tape, which you will need to slit to expose the battery. To detach the battery, clip the wires that are attached to the battery. Recycle battery before throwing power handle in trash.
If large pliers are not available, you may use a hammer to separate the cover from the power handle. Do this by moderately tapping at the black ring in several places around the handle (Fig. 2). To protect your eyes from flying chips of plastic, cover the handle with an old cloth or towel, and use eye protection. Dispose of power handle properly.
Call 1-800-8BATTERY for the location of a recycling center nearest you for proper battery disposal, or send the battery to Pro-Dentec at the address below.
Note: If you would prefer not to remove the battery yourself, send the entire power handle to Pro-Dentec, and we will properly dispose of the rechargeable battery for you.