When you were a kid you simply were required to brush your teeth three times a day. Then you were required to brush your teeth, and floss daily. Now you are required to brush, floss, and brush your tongue. We learn as we go along, and research has indicated that flossing and tongue brushing helps keep your mouth healthy, which in turn contributes to your overall health. When brushing your tongue, using oxygenating toothpaste is recommended. In today’s blog, your northwest Indiana dentist, Dr. Nicholas Cain discusses the benefits of oxygenating toothpaste.
Why an Oxygenating Toothpaste?
Oxygenating toothpaste is formulated by infusing oxygen into traditional toothpaste. This is done because research has shown that most of the germs that cause bad breath cannot exist in an oxygen-rich environment. Fifty percent of the bacteria that exist in your mouth reside on your tongue causing bad breath. To eliminate bad breath, brushing your tongue with oxygenating toothpaste at least once a day is recommended. When brushing your tongue with oxygenated toothpaste the harmful bacteria residing deep between the papillae of your tongue are oxidized (killed) and removed helping to eliminate bad breath.
Although oxygenated toothpastes and mouthwashes are commonly prescribed for patients with chronic bad breath, anyone can use them. Using oxygenated toothpastes and mouthwashes help increase the concentration of oxygen in the throat and mouth which can help maintain good health and ward off gum disease. Some oxygenated toothpastes have added vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins C and E. Using oxygen infused toothpaste can provide the following benefits:
- Help reduce and eliminate harmful bacteria
- Help reduce and eliminate germs
- Help reduce and eliminate bad breath
- Help whiten teeth
- Help reinvigorate your gingival tissue warding off gum disease
- Arm and Hammer Advance White Toothpaste
- Colgate Baking Soda and Peroxide Toothpaste
- Therabreath Oxygenating Toothpaste
ABOUT NICHOLAS CAIN, DDS.
As a native of northwest Indiana, Nicholas Cain, DDS, is dedicated to providing excellent general, preventive, cosmetic, and family dentistry services to the community that raised him. To schedule your next dental appointment, call Healthy Smiles today at 219-938-2637.