Into The Thick Of It – The Skinny On Toothpaste

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Welcome to our blog, Florissant! I’m delighted with how much I have to share with you about toothpaste and oral hygiene in the short time we have together. Enjoy!

Why does toothpaste seem gritty?
The abrasive nature of toothpaste is to aid in removing dental plaque and food from the surface of the teeth. Rough brushing becomes unnecessary for Florissant dental patients when the abrasives in the toothpaste can snag the mouth’s lingering food particles and polish the enamel at the same time.

What’s with the strong minty options?
Minty flavorants are used to encourage continued use of the paste and to freshen breath. However, dynamic toothpaste alone is not designed to cure halitosis (bad breath) for Florissant men and women affected. While unflavored toothpastes exist, the world has also seen such flavors as peanut butter, iced tea and ginger. To treat halitosis it is best to avoid periodontal disease and to also brush bacteria from far back on the tongue. Removing the source is essential and more effective than covering it up with minty flavorings.

What is Fluoride’s place in a toothpaste?
Fluoride occurs in small amounts in plants, animals, and some natural water sources. It is championed by health-conscious St. Louis residents for preventing tooth decay and controlling gingivitis. Fluoride-containing compounds are present in many toothpastes to add another critical dimension to the oral hygiene regimen for preventing decay.

How are toothpaste and flossing related?

Flossing regularly in conjunction with toothbrushing assists in averting bacterial growth, tooth decay and plaque buildup by simply removing chunks of food or substances that could break down the tooth.

Finally, what about the relationship between toothpaste and mouthwash?
The use of mouthwash cannot replace regular brushing and flossing. Mouthwash simply adds yet another powerful layer of defense against bacterial growth in the mouth.

Dr. Martin Buchheit and the staff at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS encourage a committed, consistent approach to dental hygiene.  We are located at: 2149 Charbonier Rd in Florissant, Missouri 63033

If you need information about implants, restorations, veneers or crowns, call us today. If  cosmetic dentistry

sounds like something you would like to consider call us today at 314-254-8458. We are proud to serve Florissant, Missouri with comprehensive dental services.

You don’t know dental family until you’ve been here!

 

Contact Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS:

314-254-8458

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2149 Charbonier Rd
Florissant, Missouri
63033