Sometimes in order to promote one thing it’s necessary to reduce (or eliminate altogether) something else. When it comes to the teeth, the same rules apply.
Bio-film, commonly referred to as dental plaque, is a substance that can accumulate on the teeth from poor dental maintenance habits, and can allow bacteria to settle on the teeth which can compromise their overall health and integrity. The best way to avoid any plaque build up is to regularly and properly take care of your mouth by brushing, flossing and rinsing daily. A recent study is proving that there be something even better than traditional toothpaste to help eliminate plaque. “A small study in 2014 showed Livionex was two and half times more effective than a popular toothpaste in eliminating plaque. The company claims they also saw reductions in gum bleeding and inflammation. The non-abrasive gel is brushed onto teeth and rinsed out two minutes later. It creates a chemical reaction, a chelation, that binds the molecules that would normally allow the bio-film to adhere to the teeth.”
Regardless of the type of toothpaste you use, what’s important is that you use it, brush properly, floss, rinse and visit your Ottawa dentist for regular cleanings and check ups.