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Happy Labor Day
We hope everyone has a wonderful labor day weekend! It's hard to believe the summer is coming to an end and the kids are back in school. Just a reminder, our schedule fills up fast during school breaks so make sure you call our office as soon as possible if you are wanting to get you or your kids in during those times. Also don't forget mouthguards for any contact sport they may be starting!!
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Just a reminder Dr. Bedi, our orthodontist, is here on Wednesdays. If you know anyone in need of orthodontic services please send them our way. For any patient that you refer who commits to treatment, we will say thanks to you with a $50 gas card!!
Many of you have asked about the highly advertized new toothpaste-Paradontax. This toothpaste claims to stop bleeding gums, to get rid of gum inflammation, and promote a healthier environment.
The star ingredient in this toothpaste that is claimed to make this all happen is the "stannous fluoride". Most toothpastes on the market include "sodium monofluorophosphate". There has been studies to show the benefit of stannous fluoride in reducing inflammation. It is antimicrobial, killing bacteria by interfering with the microbes metabolic processes. Less bacteria should mean less inflammation, less acid, and less decay. Unfortunately the draw back is that stannous fluoride tends to stain teeth. This alone for most patients gives them a reason not to use it, and why most toothpastes include sodium monofluorophosphate. There are some patients that are very prone to tooth decay due to other medical reasons. For these patients we do recommend the stannous fluoride found in prescription strength toothpastes (Gel Kam). Paradontax, also includes sodium tripolyphosphate (STP) which is supposed to counteract this staining.
So do we recommend it? The truth is their is no magic pic (or in this case toothpaste) that will cure or reverse gum disease. Gingivits, the first stage of gum disease, is the result of poor oral hygiene. Nothing can replace the manual stimulation of the gum tissue or disruption of plaque and biofilm. Paradontax may be a useful addition to your oral hygiene routine, If you are also doing proper homecare.