Big Red Tooth – Dr Candice Schwartz

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What is the best toothpaste to use?

on April 17, 2012

I usually stick to one brand of toothpaste that I recommend to all my patients. The best toothpaste on the market, in my opinion, is Elgydium Anti Plaque. Elgydium has a unique combination of ingredients that actually prevents plaque from adhering to the tooth surface. Chlorhexidine is the active ingredient in this toothpaste which is responsible for the inhibition of harmful bacteria that causes tooth decay and harms gums. When you use Elgydium Anti Plaque you will notice your teeth are smoother (fur-free!) for much longer.

If your teeth are free of plaque, they are less likely to decay. The presence of plaque is what results in dental decay. So Elgydium may be slightly more expensive, but in the long run it will certainly cost you less in dental bills. In addition, only a very small amount of toothpaste is required for it to be effective. You only need a “pea size” blob of toothpaste on your toothbrush for it to be effective.

Elgydium also makes a ‘sensitive’ toothpaste. This is a very good alternative when you suffer with tooth sensitivity. I usually recommend you use Elgydium Anti Plaque in the morning and Elgydium Sensitive at night.

If you use this toothpaste, a mouthwash is usually not needed (unless otherwise prescribed by your dentist if you are for example in the process of having periodontal treatment). Other brands of mouthwashes may give you that fresh breath feeling, however this is a false sense of freshness that is achieved by the evaporation of alcohol in the ingredients. The mechanical removal of plaque during flossing and brushing combined with the anti plaque effects of Elgydium will ensure a clean mouth and healthy gums.

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3 responses to “What is the best toothpaste to use?

  1. gregorious says:

    Blog is looking great!! Writing is even better!

  2. Eman says:

    Hi, is it safe to use elgydium or parodium toothpastes, elgydium whitening paste, or elgydium mouthwash while pregnant? I’m about 4 weeks pregnant now and elgydium has been prescribed for me by the dentist

    • Hi Eman,
      Elgydium is a fabulous toothpaste. It is safe during pregnancy. I would recommend the Anti plaque variation for you for the duration of your pregnancy. But this must be used in conjunction with daily flossing and professional dental cleanings every 3 months. Because of the hormonal fluctuations you will notice an increase in plaque accumulation in your mouth and therefore you are at a higher risk of dental decay. So keep it clean. A mouthwash is a good idea too. The elgydium mouthwash is good, but perhaps you should try combining the anti plaque toothpaste with “Corsodyl”mouthwash.

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