Over the weekend our Dental Hygienist Nicole attended a continuing education course in Townsville, one of the lectures was presented by a representative from GC Tooth Mousse and Tooth Mousse Plus (The plus has added flouride). She learnt some valuable information, which has been passed onto the team to assist in treating and advising our patients here at Courtney Dental.
GC Tooth mousse was developed at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. (Fun fact Dr Craig once sat next to the developer of Tooth Mousse at dinner and learnt all the technical information about the development, just ask him, he'll tell you) It contains the major milk protein, casein, which helps stabilise calcium and phosphate into a bioavailable form, and they are the building blocks of our teethDecay is caused by a number of bacteria in our mouth using sugar as energy and creating acid as a by-product.
Tooth Mousse can be used to
- in some cases treat the early stages of decay
- Sensitivity from exposed root surfaces
- treat dry mouth
- Used prior and during teeth bleaching to reduce sensitivity
Tooth mousse is applied at night, after you have brushed your teeth, but before you floss. Using a clean finger, smear it on the teeth and leave it there to soak in, you can spit out excess but don't rinse. We can also make custom trays, that you can swipe the tooth mousse into and then put into your mouth and wear for around 15 minutes.
Tooth Mousse can be used by everyone, however because tooth mousse is derived from the milk protein, casein, it is not suitable for people with lactose intolerances.