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Fluoride Treatment?

Because we care, we offer you an alternative to fluoride that has proven to be even more effective and WITHOUT the toxicity issues:


At THE HOME OF BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY we use GC Tooth Mousse instead of Fluoride! GC Tooth Mousse is a water based, sugar free crème containing Recaldent® CPP-ACP (Caesin Phosphopeptide – Amorphous Calcium Phosphate). This topical paste will provide extra protection for the patients’ teeth.

When CPP-ACP is applied to the tooth surfaces, it binds to biofilms, plaque, bacteria, hydroxyapatite and surrounding soft tissue localizing bio-available calcium and phosphate. Saliva will also enhance the effectiveness of CPP-ACP and the flavour of the tooth mousse will help to stimulate saliva flow. The longer CPP-ACP is maintained in the mouth, the more effective the result.

There is a wide range of benefits for GC Tooth Mousse. It can be used to provide protection for teeth and to help neutralize an acidic oral environment. Additional professional applications of the mousse will be immediately following bleaching, after ultrasonic, hand scaling or root planing, after removal of orthodontic brackets, following professional tooth cleaning (P.T.C), after application of topical fluoride and also to provide a topical coating for patients suffering from erosion, caries and conditions arising from xerostomia.

To provide a variety of choices for individual patients, GC Tooth Mousse is available in 5 delicious flavours namely, Strawberry, Melon, Vanilla, Mint and Tutti Frutti!

RecaldentTM is derived from the milk protein, casein. For many years it has been known that milk and its derivatives have a tooth protective effect. Recently, research has shown that this activity is due to a part of the casein protein called Casein Phosphopeptide (or CPP), which carries calcium and phosphate ions 'stuck' to it, in the form of Amorphous Calcium Phosphate (or ACP). This complex of CPP-ACP (RecaldentTM) is an ideal delivery system for bio-available calcium and phosphate ions.

The first product for professional use that contains RecaldentTM technology is GC Tooth Mousse. GC Tooth Mousse incorporating RecaldentTM promises to make an important contribution to protecting the oral environment in a wide range of situations where a mineral imbalance may arise.


Advantages

  • Delivers RecaldentTM (ACP-CPP) to restore mineral balance in the oral environment
  • Provides extra protection for teeth
  • Helps neutralize acid challenges from acidogenic bacteria in plaque and other internal and external acid sources
  • Tastes delicious and makes teeth feel smoother and cleaner

Indications

  • Restoring mineral balance in patients with salivary deficiencies such as xerostomia or when proper oral hygiene procedures are difficult
  • Restoring balance after procedures such as tooth whitening, professional cleaning, rootplaning and curettage, as well as reducing any resulting dentine hypersensitivity
  • Research has also shown that RecaldentTM can transform the visual opacity of new white spots to a more natural 'tooth-like' translucency

How to use
When GC Tooth Mousse is applied to tooth surfaces, the CPP-ACP molecule binds to biofilm, plaque, bacteria, hydroxyapatite and surrounding soft tissue localizing bio-available calcium and phosphate. Saliva enhances the effectiveness of CPP-ACP and the flavour helps stimulate saliva flow. Tooth Mousse works quickly, within 2-5 minutes, but the longer CPP-ACP is maintained in the mouth the more effective the result.

Fluoride
Now let's talk about Fluoride, fluoride works in two ways:

1. Systemic fluoride
strengthens the teeth that have erupted as well as those that are developing under the gums.  We gain systemic fluoride from most foods and some water supplies.  It is also available as a supplement in drop or gel form and can be prescribed, but we are STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THAT!.  

If too much fluoride is consumed while the teeth are developing, a condition called fluorosis (white to brown spots on the teeth) may result as well as many other side effects. Please check our "YOUR HEALTH" page on fluoride toxicity.

2. Topical fluoride strengthens the teeth once they have erupted by seeping into the outer surface of the tooth enamel, making the teeth more resistant to decay.  We gain topical fluoride by using fluoride containing dental products such as toothpaste, mouth rinses, varnishes and gels.  It is generally recommended that children have a professional application of fluoride twice a year during dental check-ups.

At THE HOME OF BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY, when requested by the patient or parent, we only use fluoride varnishes. Though sodium fluoride varnish has a higher concentration of fluoride than current gels, foams, rinses and pastes, it is less toxic to children because less of it is swallowed during application. Toxicity and nausea are a cause of concern with children. Studies have shown that fluoride in patient's blood plasma is lowest amongst fluoride varnish users than users of other topical treatments. 

Some scientists believe that even mild to moderate cases of fluorosis can lead to more significant problems. Studies have associated fluorosis with lower IQ, endocrine system problems, and skeletal damage.

St. Petersburg Times June 4, 2007

Increasing focus on the toxicity of fluorides and fluorine compounds and related health effects is largely the result of fluoride's ongoing “invisibility”. THE HOME OF BIOLOGICAL DENTISTRY wants to convey the scientific information that is known about fluoride/fluorine compound toxicity to those who ought to know but do not.

This is what Dr Rojas had to say in a Business Day interview (although a bit misquoted...)

 

 

DISCLAIMER: we do not diagnose or treat any conditions. We are providing information to be used only as guidelines. Only the individual’s medical providers can make medical diagnoses and prescribe treatments.