TOOTHPASTES WITH TRICLOSAN MORE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING DENTAL PLAQUE AND DECAY

TOOTHPASTES WITH TRICLOSAN MORE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING DENTAL PLAQUE AND DECAY  dentist Albuquerque

Data studied by The Cochrane Oral Health Group found that triclosan, an ingredient in many toothpastes, reduces the level of caries (dental decay), plaque formation, bleeding and gingivitis. The triclosan reacts with a copolymer to bring about these results.

The study found that the addition of triclosan to fluoride toothpastes produced a 22 percent reduction of plaque, 22 percent reduction in gingivitis, a 48 percent reduction in bleeding gums and 5 percent lowering of cavities.  The rate of periodontal disease did not seem to be affected.

A more detailed article on this study in the Online Dentistry Today can be read by clicking here.

At Clark Family Dental we encourage our patients to use effective toothpastes and will inform our patients about the effectiveness of various toothpastes.  We care about your health

Clark Family Dental, 87114

 

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