Monday, April 2, 2012

Importance of Having a Fluoride Treatment



Green Tea... this seems to be one of the components of the newest Listerine variant here in the Philippines. Why did I say so? Well, I got a few items (green toothbrush holder, green small cork board, and green tea bags) from Johnson & Johnson Philippines, the importer of the said mouthwash, and that signals it.

In my previous post, I've told my story of why I trust and love Listerine ever since I started using it. If you haven't read it, please go ahead here.

Meanwhile, let me tell you about the Fluoride Treatment, which I recently had as a complementary oral care from Listerine. Basically, Fluoride Treatments are mostly given to kids in order to strengthen the teeth. However, recent studies show that adults also benefit from such dental care treatment.

I asked Dr. Maritess Villarico about the importance of Fluoride Treatment and how often does one need it. Watch this:


In almost all discussions related to tooth decay, fluoride takes center stage and is often credited for being the solution to all the world’s tooth decay problems. Toothpastes are formulated with fluoride, floss is laced with fluoride, and even public water supplies have been fluoride-fortified in first world and some developing countries. Admittedly, fluoride has proven its efficacy in preventing tooth decay, and so its credit is well-deserved.

Pictured above is Dr. Tess and myself with fluoride paste on my teeth. It tasted a bit of a bubble gum flavor, since I mentioned above that it's really meant for kids. We waited for only about 4 minutes after application before I was asked to spit out the excess fluoride. After that, I was told not to eat nor drink for 30 minutes to an hour for the "nutrients" to be fully absorbed by my teeth.

Asking Dr. Villarico on how my mouth's assessment is, she answered that I'm on the low caries-risk (meaning low percentage of tooth decays) group. Watch this:


I give credit to Listerine, because I have been using it everyday. It's really effective!

Now back to the green tea component - it's actually a tooth decay-fighting agent and so much more. I'll give you more updates on the newest Listerine variant as soon as it launches. Keep in touch and make sure you not only brush your teeth, but also use a mouthwash to complete your daily oral care.

Dr. Maritess Villarico
Unit 202, Medical Towers Makati
V.A. Rufino, Legazpi Village, Makati City

11 comments:

and be sure to visit the dentist on a regular basis/ schedule to protect you teeth! xx

True that! Every 6 months would be ideal.

This is so cool! I'll go for anything green tea and how great of Listerine to make use of its tooth-decay fighting component :)

This is why I really love Listerine products

Really? Shocks, then I guess I have to switch back to Listerine then. Thank you for this! I rarely read a blig post about dental care :)

Most dentist would suggest having a fluoride treatment while doing the routine cleaning. But green tea in mouthwash is indeed new. Curious though as to how much green tea is in it.

Have you tried the brand Dentistรจ? Their toothpaste has green tea, I believe. it's super effective in giving no morning bad breath
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The good side is that the Philippines offers a venue to the
visitors to experience enjoyable experience? I believe that, yes, you can have
fun in the Philippines,
provided that certain criteria are met. Moments, savor the natural beauty of
its landscape, and have fun. This is the only island that I know of that is
comprised of 1,707 small islands, most of which are uninhabitable. The Philippines,
as a tropical country, offers an awesome and inspiring panoramic view of
several thousands of small islands that seem interconnected so beautifully. If
you love water sports and island-hopping, then the Philippines is a real island
paradise, second to none, allowing you a sublime experience? I believe that,
yes, you can have fun in the Philippines,
provided that certain criteria are met.

 

The good side is that the Philippines offer a venue to the
visitors to experience enjoyable experience? I believe that, yes, you can have
fun in the Philippines,
provided that certain criteria are met. Moments, savor the natural beauty of
its landscape, and have fun. This is the only island that I know of that is
comprised of 1,707 small islands, most of which are uninhabitable. The Philippines,
as a tropical country, offers an awesome and inspiring panoramic view of
several thousands of small islands that seem interconnected so beautifully. If
you love water sports and island-hopping, then the Philippines is a real island
paradise, second to none, allowing you a sublime experience? I believe that,
yes, you can have fun in the Philippines,
provided that certain criteria are met.

I saw this tea tree mouth wash off the shelf in 7-11 earlier and I'm not sure whether its astring o sol or listerine but it's pretty cheap! It comes in those small pocket-sized bottles. I hope to get a freebie from my boca raton cosmetic dentist of that, hopefully.

I'm not sure if it's due to just sheer marketing tactics that Dentiste is overlapped in most TVCs. My dentists in charleston sc also have some reservations about this brand but won't personally tell me about it. I'd still go with Crest.

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