Hi everybody. I'm experimenting with different things. Having all this metal in my mouth really kind of leaves a
feeling in mouth. Is there a toothpaste that helps with teeth sensitivity? I have Scope Outlast mouthwash i really like that but what about whitening toothpaste.
I don't drink coffee, dark sodas or anything like that but would like whiter teeth. Can't find the ACT blue. Is the ACT green any good the bottle says flouride rinse and works to prevent cavities? This is the 2nd time I'm in braces and this time I really would like to get it right
I would recommend you skip the whitening toothpastes. They have grit in them that basically sands your teeth every time you use it. Not only does this weaken your enamel, it also contributes to sensitivity. I have never seen a dentist yet who recommends the use of any whitening product.
It is getting more and more difficult to find a toothpaste that is just fluoride toothpaste. One of the last holdouts is Colgate. Just plain old Colgate in the red box, with no whitening stuff, no extra mouthwash stuff and no sensitivity stuff. That's what I've been using for years.
As for mouthwash, I never used it until I had the braces put on. The ortho gave me Phos-Flur Grape flavor because they ran out of mint. I tried to use it, but found the flavor to be nauseating. I found the mint flavor on the open market and am using that.
I found that as long as I kept my teeth clean and flossed and brushed the entire inside of my mouth whenever I brushed....my tongue, inside my cheeks, under my tongue and between the gums and cheeks...I did not have a problem with bad breath or dry mouth. The only reason I use the Phos-Flur now is because the ortho recommended it to prevent decalcification.
If you are concerned with surface staining of your teeth, brush with hydrogen peroxide once a week. It won't damage your enamel and it will bleach most staining. There is absolutely nothing wrong with the natural ivory color of healthy, clean teeth. Regardless of what advertising and pop culture have to say about it.