Monday, August 06, 2007

Dental did you know: Toothpaste Chemistry

Two of the components of the new Crest Pro-Health toothpastes are:
  1. Stabilized Stannous Fluoride: which fights plaque, has a prolonged antibacterial action, protects against sensitivity, makes teeth more resistant to cavities and freshens breath
  2. Sodium Hexametaphosphate: which inhibits calculus, helps remove intrinsic stains and prevents stains.
Source: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (Suppl 1) Sept 2005, Vol 26, Num 9. (Coverpage)

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)
(905) 273-7100