WHAT SHOULD YOU KNOW
Toothpaste usually consists of active and inactive ingredients. Here are 3 important factors to consider:
1. Concentration of Fluoride
2. Anti microbial agents
3. RDA, the relative dentin abrasivity.
This latter should be under 250, ideally under 100. This scale helps quantify the abrasivity of dentifrices. Anyway, more in details, active ingredients may include:
1. Anti-cariogenic agents: Fluoride(1450ppm concentration is the most common used)
2. Anti-hypersensitivity agents: Potassium salts, stannous fluoride, amorphous calcium phosphate, casein phosphopeptide, calcium sodium phosphosilicate.
3. Antimicrobial agents: Stannous fluoride/triclosan/chlorhexidine help reduce gingivitis. Pyrophosphates/triclosan/zinc citrate help reduce the build-up of tartar.
4. Abrasive agents: calcium carbonate, dehydrated silica gels, hydrated aluminum oxides, magnesium carbonate, phosphate salts and silicates
may help whiten teeth by physically removing surface stains.
5. Detergents to create foaming action, like sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium N-Lauryl sarcosinate.
6. Flavoring agents, and non-caloric sweeteners.
7. Humectants, such as glycerol, propylene glycol and sorbitol, to help prevent water loss in the toothpaste.
8. Thickening agents like mineral colloids/natural gums/seaweed colloids/synthetic cellulose to stabilize the toothpaste formula.
9. Bleaching agents: Hydrogen and carbamide peroxides to help reduce intrinsic stains.
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For years I used a regular toothbrush, and it worked well.. So I thought! After trying this Sonic electric toothbrush my mouth has that "just got a cleaning at the dentist feeling". What a difference! At first it's a little hard to get used to, as it kind of tickles your mouth. After using it a few times you get used to it. This toothbrush is waterproof, rechargeable, has a smart timer, 3 year warranty and has 3 different brushing modes. Removes 💯 more dental plaque and stains than a manual toothbrush. It comes with a charger, 3 toothbrush heads and 3 covers! I really love that it comes with covers! I hate leaving my toothbrush exposed to germs! So easy to use! This toothbrush is great for adults and children over the age of 3.
DENTAL X-RAYS FACTS
X-ray is a very important diagnose tool. How often X-rays should be taken? It depends on specific factors: patient’s current oral health, age, risk/signs/symptoms of oral disease. This means that there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the interval between dental X-rays.
All dental professionals adhere to the “ALARA” principle, a phrase coined by the International Commission on Radiologic Protection, that stands for “As Low as Reasonably Achievable.” We weight the benefits of taking dental radiographs against the risk of exposing our patient to X-rays. Your dentist, knowing your health history and vulnerability to oral disease, is in the best position to make this judgment.
In addition, radiation exposure associated with dentistry represents a minor contribution to the total exposure from all sources. The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements and other international committees have estimated that the mean effective radiation dose from all sources is around 5-7 millisieverts per year, with about half of this dose from natural sources (radon, soil) and the other half from man-made sources. Keep in mind a single dental x-ray accounts for approx. only 0.005 mSv. That means not more than 1 day of natural radiation on earth. Nothing. Anyway, I still remark the importance to protect the thyroid with a x-Ray collar/shield. #studiodentisticoparrella
Brushing your teeth regularly is key to maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but it also important that you are choosing the right toothbrush for your teeth and using proper brushing techniques 😀
So here are some helpful tips to maintain good oral health:
⭐ Brush your teeth twice a day ⭐ Take time - at least 2 minutes - to thoroughly brush and floss your teeth
⭐ Choose a soft bristled toothbrush
⭐ Angle your toothbrush slightly towards your gums to brush along your gumline
⭐ Don't brush too roughly - use a gentle motion so you don't damage your gums
⭐ Focus on cleaning every tooth surface with your toothbrush
⭐ Brush with a fluoride toothpaste
⭐ Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or when the bristles begin to fray
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They have ARRIVED & we are so excited. The new sleek stylish and super awesome black & pink Westfall toothbrushes are HERE! What’s your color?
#plasticfreejuly challenge day 8: Over 99% of the toothbrushes the world uses are plastic. The kind of plastic that’s not recycled, and which ends up in either landfills or the ocean and never breaks down.
Each of us will replace 300 toothbrushes during our lifetime (more or less 4 per year). So what is a sustainable alternative to plastic toothbrush? This one for example from @merakibambu a biodegradable toothbrush made out of bamboo, a natural material. Even their packing is made out of recycled paper without a plastic bag for the toothbrush!.
Have you ever try to make the switch? I brush my teeth only with eco friendly toothbrushes and it’s good to know with such a small switch we can make such a huge impact for a better world 💚🌍
Día 8 de mi desafío #juliolibredeplásticos :
El 99% de los cepillos de dientes que se usan a nivel mundial son de plástico. El tipo de plástico que no es reciclado, y que termina o en vertederos o en el océano sin poder descomponerse.
Cada uno de nosotros remplazaremos 300 cepillos de dientes en nuestra vida (más o menos 4 cepillos por año). Entonces cuál es una alternativa sustentable a los cepillos de dientes de plástico? Está por ejemplo de @merakibambu un cepillo biodegradable hecho de bambú, una fibra natural. Incluso su packing está hecho con papel reciclado sin packing extra de plástico donde venga el cepillo!.
Alguna vez trataste de hacer el cambio? Yo me cepillo los dientes solo con opciones ecológicas hace un tiempo y es bueno saber que con un pequeño cambio como este podemos generar un impacto positivo gigante en pos de un mundo mejor 💚🌍 #lowlytips
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FACTS ABOUT MOUTHWASH
*There are two main types of mouthrinses: therapeutic and cosmetic. Cosmetic mouthwashes can temporarily control bad breath and leave a pleasant taste, but have no chemical or biological application. Therapeutic mouthwashes help reduce or control plaque, gingivitis, bad breath, and tooth decay. Active ingredients that may be used in therapeutic mouthwash include: chlorhexidine, cetylpyridinium chloride, essential oils, fluoride, peroxide.
* Cetylpyridinium chloride may be added to reduce bad breath
* Chlorexidine and essential oils are used to help control plaque and gingivitis.
* Fluoride is a proven agent in helping to prevent decay. * Peroxide is present in several whitening mouthwashes.
* Children younger than the age of 6 should not use mouthwash, unless directed by a dentist.
* Mouth-rinses are NOT a replacement for daily brushing and flossing. * Like interdental cleaners, mouthwash offers the benefit of reaching areas not easily accessed by a toothbrush. * Dentifrice ingredients (like calcium hydroxide or aluminum hydroxide) can form a complex with fluoride ions and reduce a mouthwash’s effectiveness.
* Also sodium lauryl sulfate is not compatible with chlorhexidine. The time between toothbrushing and a chlorhexidine rinse should at least be 30 min, if a reduction in the antimicrobial effect is to be avoided.
* Vigorous rinsing with water may be recommended after brushing and before rinsing if these ingredients are present. #studiodentisticoparrella