Tooth Paste & Mouth Wash

Many toothpastes have been clinically proven to provide sustained and prolonged protection against :-

Gingivitis
Plaque
Calculus
Caries
Bad breath

 

We also get special toothpastes to control Tartar. Tartar control toothpastes cannot remove the tartar that is already present. They can only prevent the formation of additional tartar. Hence it is necessary to get a professional cleaning done before beginning to use this kind of toothpaste. Gum disease preventing toothpastes are the newest addition to the market. They can control the deposition of harmful plaque and can prevent gum disease. However, they cannot treat existing gum diseases. They are recommended by dentists to those having a tendency towards heavy plaque deposition. Whitening toothpastes do their work either by chemical action or by physical abrasive action. The abrasive action is harmful to your teeth,as seen under Smoker's toothpastes. The chemical action may be safe but it is a slow process. If you are serious about whitening your teeth, consult your dentist about other options for teeth whitening. Sensitivity toothpastes are useful when a person has recession of the gums, causing the roots of the teeth to become exposed to the oral environment. They contain chemicals which can block the sensations from passing to the nerve of the tooth. They can be used for a few months after consultation with your dentist to rule out any other problem. Fresh-breath toothpastes or gels contain flavours that will mask your bad-breath for acertain period of time. They cannot get to the root-cause of the problem. Ayurvedic medicated toothpastes are available and some people are very happy with the results. We are not qualified to judge the efficacy of the constituents. The only thing against them is their gritty consistency, which can cause severe abrasion of the enamel. Some pastes contain clove oil, which has no proven value when used in the form of a toothpaste.In addition, the pungent taste can be quite strong.

   

 

Mouthwash is a solution used as an adjunct to regular oral hygiene methods, like brushing and flossing. It helps to prevent plaque formation as well as to treat certain specific conditions like gum infections, bad breath, ulcers, etc. Many people like to use a mouthwash to control their bad breath. This may be done on a short-term basis, but is unlikely to cure the underlying cause. The only way to get rid of bad breath is to get yourself examined to determine the cause and undergo the required specific treatment. One important variety of mouthwash is the one containing fluoride. This kind can be used by individuals having an excessive tendency to tooth decay, or those living in areas having inadequate fluoride in their water supply. This method of fluoride enhancement is simple and very effective in preventing tooth decay. There are two types of mouthwash available in the market:-
Non-medicated variety are those available over-the-counter and can be used regularly in the prevention of dental diseases and the maintenance of oral health. These mouthwashes usually contain essential oils such as Phenol, Thymol, Eugenol, etc. (Listerine) Medicated mouthwashes are usually prescribed by the dentist for specific conditions like gum infections, ulcers, or after gum surgery. These may contain Chlorhexidine gluconate having pronounced antiseptic properties. This inhibits the formation of plaque and calculus, thus helping to maintain oral health in those individuals having an excessive tendency to form plaque. These mouthwashes are to be used only for a short time, as prescribed by your dentist, as prolonged use may cause undesirable side effects.

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