Saturday, December 3, 2022

Other Components of Toothpaste : Xylitol

A systematic review reported two out of ten studies by the same authors on the same population showed toothpastes with xylitol as an ingredient were more effective at preventing dental caries in permanent teeth of children than toothpastes containing fluoride alone. Furthermore, xylitol has not been found to cause any harmful effects. However, further investigation into the efficacy of toothpastes containing xylitol is required as the currently available studies are of low quality and high risk of bias.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Other Components of Toothpaste : Miscellaneous Components

Agents are added to suppress the tendency of toothpaste to dry into a powder. Included are various sugar alcohols, such as glycerol, sorbitol, or xylitol, or related derivatives, such as 1,2-propylene glycol and polyethyleneglycol. Strontium chloride or potassium nitrate is included in some toothpastes to reduce sensitivity. Two systemic meta-analysis reviews reported that arginine, and calcium sodium phosphosilicate - CSPS containing toothpastes are also effective in alleviating dentinal hypersensitivity respectively. Another randomized clinical trial found superior effects when both formulas were combined.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022

Root Canal Procedure Step by Step


Let's see what happens during a root canal procedure!

A root canal procedure is extremely safe and one of the best ways to preserve an abscessed or dying tooth. The process itself can be performed with sedation if you want, but local anesthetic may be all that you need. Your dentist will clean the tooth out, seal it off, then top it off with a crown. The overall length and root canal cost will depend on how many roots are involved and what your insurance coverage looks like. The best thing to do is talk to your dentist or endodontist for an itemized care plan!

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving.


Happy Thanksgiving from Us to You.

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Other Components of Toothpaste : Remineralizing Agents

Chemical repair (remineralization) of early tooth decay is promoted naturally by saliva. However, this process can be enhanced by various remineralisation agents. Fluoride promotes remineralization, but is limited by bioavailable calcium. Casein phosphopeptide stabilised amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) is a toothpaste ingredient containing bioavailable calcium that has been widely research to be the most clinically effective remineralization agent that enhances the action of saliva and fluoride. Peptide-based systems, hydroxyapatite nanocrystals and a variety of calcium phosphates have been advocated as remineralization agents; however, more clinical evidence is required to substantiate their effectiveness.

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Deep Cleaning vs Regular Cleaning (Dental Hygienist Explains)


Let's talk about the differences between a deep cleaning (aka "scaling and root planing") and a normal cleaning (aka "oral prophylaxis) and how to find out which type of dental cleaning will best benefit your individual mouth!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Other Components of Toothpaste : Flavorants


Toothpaste comes in a variety of colors and flavors, intended to encourage use of the product. The three most common flavorants are peppermint, spearmint, and wintergreen. Toothpaste flavored with peppermint-anise oil is popular in the Mediterranean region. These flavors are provided by the respective oils, e.g. peppermint oil. More exotic flavors include Anethole anise, apricot, bubblegum, cinnamon, fennel, lavender, neem, ginger, vanilla, lemon, orange, and pine. Alternatively, unflavored toothpastes exist.

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