It’s no secret that consistent brushing and flossing during braces or Invisalign treatment is key to a successful result. After all our hard work and dedication, we really want that dazzling “Smile in Style”! But when oral hygiene takes a back seat, problems start to creep in and before we know it the gums can get inflamed or tiny white spots can show up on teeth surfaces. These are signs of an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the mouth, which can cause bad breath, gum bleeding and gingivitis, as well as enamel decalcification, possibly leading to cavities. But it’s not too late to take action and either get your smile healthy again, or better yet, prevent these problems in the first place. We recommend and offer these products in our office to help give your brushing routine a boost:
Crest® Gum Detoxify Toothpaste
Created after years of research by Crest scientists, Gum Detoxify toothpaste been specially formulated to target the millions of plaque bacteria around the gum line.
Crest Gum Detoxify Deep Clean uses a cooling activated foam to help penetrate hard to reach areas, finding and neutralizing harmful plaque bacteria around the gum line for clinically proven healthier gums. Ask for a sample at your next visit.
MI Paste is the only product available for professional use containing the active ingredient RECALDENT™, a special milk-derived protein that has a unique ability to release bio-available calcium and phosphate to tooth surfaces. When it comes to maintaining a healthy smile, these key ingredients can make a big difference in overall health. MI Paste can also help relieve tooth sensitivity. It is safe and easy-to-use, and it’s available in five delicious flavors: melon, mint, strawberry, tutti-frutti and vanilla. (In-office flavor availability varies.)
MI Paste is not toothpaste; it is a topical tooth cream that can be used safely multiple times daily or as directed by the orthodontist. It releases vital minerals into the mouth when and where needed. Because it has a milk-derived ingredient, MI Paste is not for people allergic to dairy.
Remin Pro is a protective dental tooth cream similar to MI Paste, but unlike MI Paste it does not pose a risk for patients with milk allergies. It contains triple protection of fluoride, nano-hydroxyapatite (calcium and phosphate) and Xylitol. Nano-hydroxyapatite restores mineral balance and Xylitol inhibits the formation of dental cavities. In addition to strengthening and re-mineralizing the tooth surface, Remin Pro helps relieve sensitivity and neutralize acids. It can be applied easily with a finger or soft toothbrush and comes in three great tasting flavors: Melon, Mint and Strawberry. (In-office flavor availability varies.)