Help! My Bleeding Gums

 

Toothpaste Brand Comparison

There’s a new toothpaste out there for bleeding gums. Have you seen the Commercial by GSK?  It makes me wonder, what makes this toothpaste different than other brands? Does it really do what it claims? I’m going to a side by side comparison of the current two top toothpastes for bleeding gums. I call it Plaque HD Vs Parodontax ( by the company that makes Sensodyne toothpaste) .

The three things I look for in a toothpaste are the active ingredients, the plaque control, and the humectants that help it from drying out.

Ingredients Plaque HD Parodontax
Active Ingredient Sodium fluoride 0.24% (014% w/v fluoride ion) Stannous fluoride 0.454% (0.15% w/v fluoride ion)
Plaque Reduction/ Tarter control Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate none
Humectants (Anti-Drying) Sorbital & Glycerin Glycerin

Active Ingredient- Fluoride

The most important ingredient to look for in your toothpaste is Fluoride. Bacteria in your mouth feed on sugars and starches that remain on your teeth after eating. Fluoride helps protect your teeth from the acid that is released when this happens. It does this in two ways. First, fluoride makes the enamel on your teeth stronger and less likely to suffer acid damage. Second, it can reverse acid damage and wear by remineralizing areas where the enamel becomes weak and a cavity is in its early stages.

Remember that your toothpaste is used to brush on your teeth and then spit out. That being said, everything I am going to tell you will show how the ingredients in your toothpaste will benefit your teeth and gums. Fluoride is currently the only toothpaste ingredient recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration to prevent cavities. The FDA recognizes three forms of fluoride: sodium monofluorophosphate, sodium fluoride, and stannous fluoride and regulates the levels at which they can be included in toothpaste formulations. The question of mass fluoridation of public water is an entirely separate issue from including fluoride in toothpaste. If you’re using either of these toothpastes, remember that good brushing habits includes a pea size amount starting at age 6, brushing for 2 minutes, and angling the toothbrush slightly to get the plaque along the gumline.

The biggest difference between Plaque HD and Parodontax is the type of Fluoride used.

Plaque HD uses Sodium fluoride 0.24% (014% w/v fluoride ion) is added to fight cavities.

Parodontax uses Stannous fluoride 0.454% (0.15% w/v fluoride ion) fights cavities and kills bacteria. Paradontax has the potential to form surface stain on the teeth in some people because of this type of Fluoride. Another product that is notorious for staining is the Crest Pro-Health mouthrinse.

Plaque Reduction /Tarter Control

Plaque HD adds Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate to fight tarter. In toothpaste and dental floss, tetrasodium pyrophosphate acts as a tartar control agent. It removes calcium and magnesium from saliva so it cannot build-up on the teeth. Tetrasodium pyrophosphate is used in commercial dental rinses before brushing to aid in plaque reduction. Tetrasodium pyrophosphate, also called sodium pyrophosphate is a colorless transparent salt composed of pyrophosphate and sodium ions. In addition to that, Plaque HD helps fight plaque build-up by showing you where to brush and highlighting the plaque on your teeth a greenish tint.

Parodontax does not have any ingredients that fight tarter control and plaque build-up on the teeth.

Humectants

I’m really happy to see that Plaque HD uses an additional ingredient so that the toothpaste does not dry out. I am someone who travels often and nothing is worse than going for your travel toothpaste and finding it dried out. Because the last marketing project I worked with was with Sensodyne, I got a lot of travel sized tubes. I was sad to find the ones opened have dried out. Parodontax made by Sensodyne has the same ingredients, so if you’re not going to use Parodontax as your everday toothpaste and use it up, you may be disappointed to find you cannot get it to come out of the tube when you go back to it. I would say when it comes to at home shelf life, Plaque HD wins.

Doing a side by side comparison based on the active ingredients, the plaque control, and the humectants, I personally would rather use Plaque HD to fight gingivitis. Here is why. While Parodontax uses the fluoride that also kills bacteria, I don’t like staining on my teeth and bonding. Being a bit of a traveler, I usually have more than one or two open toothpaste tubes, so I need my toothpaste not to dry out. Also, the added benefit of seeing the plaque getting brushed off sort of makes it like a game for me.

Along with good brushing habits, flossing/ water flossing, and regular 4-6 month dental check-ups, you’re on the road to healthier gums. 

Whatever you decide, here is a link for both brands and a coupon too!

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Life Hack #1 Gluten free Toothpaste

Next time you go to the dentist or you bring your child, you can be proud to say that you brush with Plaque HD. It is the only toothpaste with a plant based green tint indicator to dummy-proof the brusher and let you know you’re all clean. So far, Sonicare and Oral-B toothbrushes have dummy proofed their toothbrushes to “beep-boo-boo-beep” and let us know we brushed for 2 minutes. And now the future has arrived with Plaque HD, the only brand of its kind.

Plaque HD is toothpaste that will give you a reason to smile. After brushing just give that mirror a big CHEESE and marvel at that display of perfectly clean chompers.  If you missed a few spots, go back in and get them gone. Make healthy brushing habits and get all the spots your dental hygienist has been telling you you’re missing.  Let Plaque HD be your mouth coach and cheer you on when you’re doing a good job.

According to “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” the first step is to be Proactive. Plaque HD turns that invisible plaque a tint of green and making sure that plaque is all gone. By being a proactive person, you are following the first step of being a highly effective person. “Don’t sit and wait in reactive mode, waiting for problems to happen before taking action.” Be Proactive and brush with Plaque HD.  Added bonus: It’s Gluten free too!

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Your new toothpaste Plaque HD has arrived.

If your milk sensitive, have a milk allergy, or cannot have Gluten , then you know some toothpastes are not for you or your child. Especially if the toothpaste that your using has Xantham gum. Try Plaque HD!

Xanthan gum

“Xanthan gum is a polysaccharide, derived from the bacterial coat of Xanthomonas campestris, used as a food additive and rheology modifier, commonly used as a food thickening agent (in salad dressings, for example) and a stabilizer (in cosmetic products, for example, to prevent ingredients from separating). It is produced by the fermentation of glucose, sucrose, or lactose by the Xanthomonas campestris bacterium. After a fermentation period, the polysaccharide is precipitated from a growth medium with isopropyl alcohol, dried, and ground into a fine powder. Later, it is added to a liquid medium to form the gum.”

Allergies- Gluten & Milk

“Xanthan gum may be derived from a variety of source products that are themselves common allergens, such as corn, wheat, dairy, or soy. As such, persons with known sensitivities or allergies to food products are advised to avoid foods including generic xanthan gum or first determine the source for the xanthan gum before consuming the food.

Specifically, an allergic response may be triggered in people sensitive to the growth medium, usually corn, soy, or wheat. For example, residual wheat gluten has been detected on xanthan gum made using wheat. This may trigger a response in people highly sensitive to gluten. Some consider this to be a separate allergy to xanthan gum with similar symptoms to gluten allergy. Xanthan gum is a “highly efficient laxative”, according to a study that fed 15g/day for 10 days to 18 normal volunteers. Some people react to much smaller amounts of xanthan gum, with symptoms of intestinal bloating and diarrhea.”
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Dummy proof Toothpaste

Finally a toothpaste that has caught up with the rest of technology.

We all know that there are tons of toothpastes out there and most of us stick to what we know. That isn’t always a good thing either. Most of the big brand names don’t even have an approval from the American Dental Association to back up their claims. Of all the brands we know, there is no other toothpaste with the technology of Plaque HD .

Plaque HD toothpaste makes sure that you do a good job by highlighting the areas missed with a tint. Simply rinse and spit and give the mirror a smile. If you didn’t get all the areas, the toothpaste will let you know.

Plaque HD gave me a coupon code to share. I reached out to them because I love coupons. Please take advantage of this code while its still valid. This is a great gift for anyone. As a hygienist, I find myself reminding patients every day to brush along the gum line. This will not only be great at preventing cavities but by brushing those gums better, your breathe will thank you. Your gums will love it, its plant based too!

Every adult over 40 should use this toothpaste because cavities along the gum line are still the highest risk. Cavities made worse if you suffer from a dry mouth.

Teenagers and kids should especially use this because, well DUH!

It’s Gluten-free too!
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DIY Whitening Toothpaste

 

In this video I try DIY toothpaste for the first time with my friend. She gives her honest view on this DIY and we demonstrate how to do it. What are your thoughts on this? Would you add anything to this trio DIY?

Here is the link that shows Baking soda is less abrasive than whitening toothpaste: http://dendds.com/uploads/RDA_index.pdf  

 

 

 

What is plaque on your teeth?

Simple and broken down, I explain plaque on your teeth and how to find a toothpaste that will remove and minimize the plaque. Share this with your friends and anyone looking to improve their smile!

How to remove plaque at home DEMO


You CAN remove plaque from your teeth at home. The only problem is you cannot see it. This toothpaste stains the plaque green and then you can brush it away!

Plaque when it hardens becomes Tarter so it is important to brush is away every time. The problem is you cannot see it but you can now.

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Coconut, Oil pulling, & Mouthwash

 

 

Learn about coconut oil pulling with essential oils and mouthwashes that are natural. Pros and Cons discussed. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Discussed in the video are coconut oil, Tooth and Gum Tonic, Essential Oils from Botanicare, and Plaque HD Dry Mouth Mouthrinse.

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