Saliva has an important function in protecting your teeth from decay. With age and certain medications, it can decrease. This is called xerostoma. Talk to your physician if you have a dry mouth and he or she has prescribed medications that have caused this. See if alternative are available or perhaps a lighter dose. Use a saliva substitute if you have xerostoma. There are many on the market. Consult your dentist, if you have this condition.
Preventing Teeth Grinding Occlusal splints (also called bite splints, bite planes, or night guards ) are removable dental appliances carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth. They are used to protect your teeth and restoration surfaces, manage mandibular (jaw) dysfunction, and stabilize the occlusion or create space prior to restoration procedures. People prone to nocturnal (nighttime) clenching & grinding and TMJ disorders may benefit from an occlusal splint. Occlusal splints (night guards) are typically made of
Just 30 seconds of rinsing, twice a day. That’s all it takes when you use LISTERINE®Original Antiseptic Mouthwash. Sure, it’s a little intense. But what else would you expect from the original bold? You’ll get 24-hour protection with: Clinically proven health benefits The power to kill germs that lead to bad breath, plaque and gum disease 21% greater gingivitis reduction than merely brushing and flossing alone Was shown in a clinical study to reduce 52% more plaque than brushing and
Anti-microbial therapy for the treatment of gingivitis Colgate® PerioGard® Rinse is a broad spectrum anti-microbial oral rinse that has been proven safe and effective for treating gingivitis. Product Characteristics 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate Highly substantive; detectable in saliva up to eight hours after use Fresh mint taste patients prefer over Peridex2 Easy-to-use dose cap Product Benefits Proven effective Long-lasting efficacy Patient compliance Patient convenience