The Healthy Mouth

 Richard A. Miller DDS,FAGD

We all know that we should avoid sugary foods to maintain the health of our teeth. However, good dental health is dependent on  using the proper products to clean your mouth. Here is  my current list:

  • CloSYS  Alcohol-Free Oral Health Rinse
  • TheraSol Concentrate Oral Rinse
  • Listerine Antiseptic Mouth Rinse (21.6 % or 26% alcohol)
  • Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste
  • Crest Cavity Protection Toothpaste
  • Colgate PreviDent 5000ppm Booster Toothpaste
  • ACT Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash (alcohol free)
  • Xyla Candies (.5 grams xylitol each)
  • ​Xlear Sinus Care Rinse

   TheraSol

  • kills the bacteria that causes gum disease 
  • the concentrate can be used in the Water Pik  (8 parts water to 1 part TheraSol)
  • because TheraSol is substantive, it resists being washed out, extending its bacteria-killing action for hours
  • low alcohol content (6.5%)
  • 3 natural oils (peppermint, spearmint, and menthol)
  • order from OraTec  (800-368-3529)


  CloSYS

  • kills 99.9% of bad breath germs 
  • alcohol free
  • rinse for 30 seconds
  • ​safe chlorine dioxide


Colgate Toothpaste

  • basic toothpaste
  • sodium fluoride
  • non-abrasive


Crest  Toothpaste

  • basic toothpaste
  • sodium fluoride
  • ​non-abrasive


Colgate PreviDent

  • ​prescription required
  • 5X sodium fluoride
  • ​good for sensitivity
  • use with Soft-Pick


ACT

  • anticavity mouthwash

  • alcohol free
  • use before bed
  • rinse and spit out


Xyla

  • each piece .5 grams
  • need to eat 6-10 grams a day
  • divide into 5 snacks
  • will not cause decay
  • ​promotes healthy bacteria in the mouth


Xlear Sinus Rinse

  • ​mild saline and xylitol
  • reduces sinus mucus
  • ​reduces bacteria
  • improves breathing

A Preventive Dental Practice

Listerine

  • reduces bacteria
  • use twice a day
  • 21.6 or 26% alcohol
  • can dry out your mouth
  • ​ADA approved