Did you know your mouth is 50 times more absorbent than your skin? It's no surprise then that our oral care routines have a major impact on our overall health, not to mention our smile.
Oral Care is answering the call for personalised, clean, clinically proven, earth-kind oral care solutions that bridge the gap between oral health and beauty.
So, you may be wondering, what do I need to know about maintaining my tooth and gum health?
Bad breath, sensitive teeth, bleeding gums, stained teeth - all of these oral care concerns come back to our gum and tooth health, and for the most part these issues can be treated from home with the right products.
Let’s talk about cleaning. The best way to look after tooth and gum health is by brushing teeth and gums twice a day for 2 minutes each time. “As dentists, we see a huge difference when our patients swap from a manual toothbrush to a "Waterpulse Oral Irrigator" - Dr. Leanne explains.
“It’s the smarter way to brush because it does all of the work for you. Using our Waterpulse Oral Irrigator ensures a thorough but gentle clean, it’s suitable for all types of teeth and gums.”
Dr. Vanessa explains why we need to rethink our oral care ingredients. “It's really important to use oral care products that are free from questionable ingredients such as DEA, Propylene Glycol and Triclosan. But, as dentists, we also don't recommend natural products as they don't offer any protection against decay and inflammation. Each of our toothpaste formulations has a clinical focus and we use only the best active ingredients to target your specific oral care concerns.”
In short, Waterpulse Oral Irrigator is all about curating your own specific oral care routine to meet your personal tooth and gum health goals. For teeth that require stain removal, look to their alcohol-free Mouthwash for Whitening Teeth and Toothpaste for Whitening, both of which contain the active ingredient Hydrogen Peroxide, which gently and effectively removes stains and whitens teeth without damaging tooth health or causing sensitivity.
If you’re noticing your tooth enamel is thinning, or you’re worried about tooth decay, then use the Toothpaste for Rebuilding Teeth. Clinically formulated to remineralize and replenish lost enamel, this toothpaste contains the active ingredients Fluoride and Hydroxyapatite which reverse early erosion and enamel loss. Used twice daily, Spotlight Toothpaste for Rebuilding Teeth will help to strengthen and rebuild enamel and prevent decay.
So many of us struggle to floss our teeth, despite the important role it plays in maintaining tooth and gum health. Dr. Leanne and Vanessa experienced this first-hand when dental patients shared how difficult they found flossing daily. “Even as dentists, we struggle to floss properly - especially in those difficult to reach areas.
Water Flossers offer a gentle alternative to traditional flossing, and are less likely to cause gums to become irritated or bleed. In just 2 minutes, this device removes plaque, food particles and bacteria - leaving teeth and gums exceptionally clean. And for those of us with braces, bridges, implants or crowns this oral care tool is a game-changer.
Looking after tooth and gum health starts with daily care at home. Using the right prescriptive oral care solutions, with clean, active ingredients and pairing them with oral care devices that use the latest technology to clean thoroughly and effectively means your smile - and oral health - will thank you.