In dentistry, prevention is the key to a healthy mouth and overall healthy body. This is why it is important to visit the dentist every six months and brush and floss daily. However, sometimes patients struggle with periodontal disease or are more prone to getting tooth decay. Conventional methods of oral hygiene in these cases are just not sufficient to achieve optimal oral health. In these cases, dental professionals may suggest the use of adjunctive products to help keep the mouth healthy including: Peridex rinse, Clinpro toothpaste or Enamelon toothgel.
Peridex rinse is an oral rinse classified as a topical antiseptic (0.12% chlorhexidine-digluconate). It is used to treat ginigivitis and periodontal disease by killing bacteria in the mouth and reducing inflammation and bleeding. Patients using Peridex rinse should use 15ml of solution for 30 seconds, swishing two times a day.
Clinpro toothpaste is another product that can be used to help patients with high risk for tooth decay. This prescription based toothpaste is superior to over the counter pastes due to its added Tricalcium-phosphate. This product not only delivers more fluoride to the teeth but also calcium and phosphate. When fluoride, calcium and phosphate are delivered topically to the teeth in a toothpaste, it increases resistance to tooth decay.
Enamelon toothgel is specifically designed gel containing stannous fluoride to prevent cavities, reduce incidence of gingivitis and to treat tooth sensitivity. Enamelon is the first formula to combine protective properties of the stannous ion with the remineralizing potential of amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) technology.
With the use of adjunctive products in oral hygiene regimen, patients can experience less dental problems and have better oral health. Our dental team is trained to utilize all these products in everyday care and we are at your service if you have any questions.
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