How to keep your teeth healthy and pain-free for life
Rebuild and remineralise your teeth.
Every time you consume acidic foods or beverages such as fruit juices and fizzy drinks, the white enamel surfaces of your teeth dissolve slightly. Your body has a natural mechanism to rebuild the teeth using the minerals in your saliva. However, if you do not allow this natural process enough time then additional sources are required to replace the lost minerals and rebuild the teeth surfaces. These minerals can come from high-quality toothpastes.
Use of a slow-release fluoride is beneficial.
Acid and sugars attacks lead to tooth decay
Perfect your Dental Routine.
Follow these important tips to help you with your dental routine – before breakfast and last thing at night:
- Apply a 1cm long bead of toothpaste to your toothbrush
- Place your toothbrush on the outer surfaces of your teeth, tilting the brush at an angle against the gum line.
- Using short and gentle brush strokes, in a vertical up-and-down action, pushing the bristles away from the gum line. Clean the outer surfaces of your upper and lower teeth, then the inner surfaces, and finally across the surfaces of your back teeth. Be sure to pay extra attention to any hard-to-reach areas.
- After two minutes of brushing, swirl the foamy toothpaste around your mouth for 30 seconds, and spit out the excess into the sink. Avoid rinsing your mouth out with water! Rinsing washes away the active ingredients of the toothpaste often before they have had a chance to work. Walk away and enjoy the fresh, minty taste in your mouth.
- Don’t drink anything acidic for at least 30 minutes after brushing otherwise it’ll undo much of your good work!
Benefits of fluorapatite
Fluorapatite is more resistant to acid than tooth enamel (hydroxyapatite) and hence gives greater protection against acid attack. Conventional toothpaste introduces fluoride during brushing, however, the fluoride rapidly diminishes at an exponential rate.