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Robert C. Clay, Jr., DDS, Ltd.

What’s with all the new toothpastes claiming to treat gum problems? I thought they always did?

February 14, 2019
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Posted By: Robert Clay

 

So what is it with all these new toothpastes that claim to help treat gingivitis? Didn’t they always do that? Well, not really.  Toothpastes help fight decay with fluoride, but it has always been the brush and floss that removed the bacteria that caused gum problems. Toothpastes didn’t really do anything to fight bacterial growth. But there is a new generation of fluorides that are using a different type of fluoride called “Stannous fluoride” and this new version of an old fluoride is the key.  If you want to learn more, watch the video here.  If you really want to know more about the research, here is a link to some research published by Crest. 

 

https://azcdn.dentalcare.pgsitecore.com/-/media/dentalcareus/research/pdf/other/stannoustechmanualjan18%20pdf.pdf?la=en&v=1-201801071818

 

We have seen some impressive results with some of these new formulations.  Maybe it is time to make the switch.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. 

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