As a kid, my little brother’s Grandfather was a retired dentist. He long regaled the tales of what would happen to my teeth if I ate too much sugar, or if I didn’t brush my teeth. He would give me these little pink tablets to chew after I’d brushed to see how well I did. Actually, I think I just liked chewing the tablet — it was as close to candy as I was going to get at his house! But I have to wonder — why are we not using something similar to that as adults to see the plaque we’ve left behind? I don’t know about you, but I much prefer prevention over having my dentist scrape it off during my visits!
Talking toothpaste isn’t super exciting, but I recently tried something pretty revolutionary in the oral care world; Plaque HD plaque identifying toothpaste. We all know how plaque is formed, and that it’s pretty destructive to teeth. It can lead to tooth decay and periodontal disease — no thanks!
Plaque HD is the first professional plaque-identifying toothpaste. It utilizes a teal-tinted base, derived from plant-based dyes to show the amount of plaque left behind after brushing. If you’ve got build-up, and let’s face it — most of us do, you’ll see some of the teal tint left behind. It will definitely encourage you to keep brushing until the color is removed. With cumulative use and correct brushing techniques, you should notice the amount of color left behind lessens with each use.
I’ve found that to be the case for me. I’ve been using Plaque HD for a week and it’s working really well. I think my teeth feel and look cleaner as a result of being more attentive while brushing. It’s concentrated, and a pea is seriously all I need, so I find it to be cost-effective due to the benefits. While my dentist does not endorse this product, he’s all for anything that gets me to brush better, and I’ve found it.
Available in two flavors; Fresh Mint (adults), and Berry Bubblegum (kids), you’ll find Plaque HD available on amazon.com for $21.
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Please note: This post is not meant to take the place of medical advice from any dentist or medical professional.