Our Prevention Philosophy: Why Treat When You Can Prevent?

 

At Virtudent, we believe that preventing dental disease is the key to lifelong oral health. Fortunately, dental disease is also 100% Predictable, 100% Preventable, and 100% Suppressible. Therefore, along with our on-site preventive dental services, we encourage you to take an active role in improving your oral health through home based preventive care. Below are a few simple ways you can start.

 

 

Quip

Quip

Why We Recommend

Quip

Toothpaste is thixotropic! That means the more you agitate toothpaste, the more it foams up and flows! The foamier more flowable toothpaste when coupled with an electric toothbrush more readily gets in between your teeth and coats the sides of your teeth with fluoride!

All electric toothbrushes help accomplish this while also helping people remove more plaque, brush softer, and brush longer. And because they provide the brushing action for you, many people find using power toothbrushes easier than using regular manual ones. Additionally, with so many different types and features available, it’s easy to find one that suits your specific oral health needs.


We recommend Quip in particular because:

       – It’s affordable!

       – It’s equipped with a brushing timer.

       – Quip will send another toothbrush head to you every three months.

 

Find a discounted rate for Quip here!

Burst

Burst

Why We Recommend

Burst

Toothpaste is thixotropic! That means the more you agitate toothpaste, the more it foams up and flows! The foamier more flowable toothpaste when coupled with an electric toothbrush more readily gets in between your teeth and coats the sides of your teeth with fluoride!

All electric toothbrushes help accomplish this while also helping people remove more plaque, brush softer, and brush longer. And because they provide the brushing action for you, many people find using power toothbrushes easier than using regular manual ones. Additionally, with so many different types and features available, it’s easy to find one that suits your specific oral health needs.

We recommend Burst in particular because:

  • It’s affordable AND Burst sonic toothbrush gives you the same quality and care of a Sonicare toothbrush (for a quarter of the cost). With 33,000 sonic vibrations per minute, the Burst toothbrush creates a foamy paste that will get in between the spaces of your teeth that a manual toothbrush often can’t reach.

  • Burst is equipped with a timer, ensuring that you brush for the ADA recommended two minutes, vibrating every 30 seconds signaling that you should change quadrants.

  • Burst send you another toothbrush head coated in binchotan charcoal every three months, just as the toothbrush head bristles begin to break down and could cause damage to your teeth and gums.  (Binchotan charcoal is known for absorbing impurities for brighter, whiter teeth)

Find a discounted rate for Burst here!

Crest PRO HEALTH [HD]

Crest PRO HEALTH [HD]

Why We Recommend

Crest PRO HEALTH Daily Two-Step Toothpaste System

It has stannous fluoride!! Why is that so special you ask? Stannous fluoride is an ingredient that is used to strengthen enamel and relieve sensitivity and pain. On top of those benefits, stannous fluoride is also great for your gums as it reduces gum inflammation.

With those benefits in mind, we recommend Crest PRO Health Two-Step toothpaste as a great option for someone looking for a toothpaste that cleans and noticeably whitens teeth. The first step is a purifying cleanser paste that is designed to strip away plaque while the second step, a perfecting gel, polishes and whitens teeth.

ACT Mouthwash

ACT Mouthwash

Why We Recommend

ACT Mouthwash

You’re never too old for the benefits of fluoride!!

While most individuals stop using fluoride rinse after childhood, it’s a rinse that helps prevent dental decay for everyone at any age. Therefore, we recommend a fluoride rinse for the following reasons:

1) It prevents tooth decay. Adults who use fluoride are less likely to develop new cavities!

2) Remineralizes soft spots. Areas on teeth prone to become cavities can be strengthened if caught in the early stages of decay with the help of fluoride.

3) Helps with tooth and gum sensitivity.

4) Freshens breath. Using a fluoride rinse reduces bacteria found in the mouth that can cause bad breath.


ACT Mouthwash is a great option for someone who wants to incorporate a fluoride rinse in their daily routine and is offered in several flavors.

Listerine

Listerine

Why We Recommend

Listerine

LISTERINE® Antiseptic Mouthwash is extremely effective in killing bacteria above the gum line as well as reducing sticky plaque film and early gum disease (gingivitis), which can lead to serious, advanced gum disease if left unattended. It should be used twice a day to reach its deep-clean effectiveness. Please see one of our hygienists at your next appointment to receive a coupon off your first purchase, or please find online coupons below:

Listerine floss coupon

Listerine mouthwash coupon

Listerine sensitive coupon

Glide Floss

Glide Floss

Why We Recommend

Glide Floss

Floss is the only thing that can really get in between teeth and remove sticky bacteria, or plaque, that has built up. Glide Floss material slides between the teeth easily and is less likely to shred compared to standard floss, making it easier to use and allowing you to clean in tight spaces and under the gum line. Dentist recommend flossing at least once a day to prevent build-up.

Trident With Xylitol

Trident With Xylitol

Why We Recommend

Trident With Xylitol

We love xylitol!

Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that tastes just like sugar, but doesn’t have the bitter after taste that most artificial sweeteners have. Best of all, xylitol can’t be used as fuel and digested by the bacteria in your mouth! This inhibits bacteria that cause cavities from growing. Over time with xylitol use, the quality of the bacteria in the mouth changes and fewer and fewer decay-causing bacteria survive on tooth surfaces. Less plaque forms and the level of acids attacking the tooth surface is lowered.

For Expecting Parents: Studies show that cavity causing bacteria are passed from parents to their newborn children, thus beginning the growth of these decayproducing bacteria in the child. Regular use of xylitol by mothers has been demonstrated to significantly reduce this bacterial transmission, resulting in fewer cavities for the child.

Trident gum has xylitol and has been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs’ Acceptance of Trident Sugarfree Gum was based on its finding that the physical action of chewing Trident Sugarfree Gum for 20 minutes after eating, stimulates saliva flow, which helps to prevent cavities by reducing plaque acids and strengthening teeth.