The Natural Dentist announces anticavity fluoride rinse

Feb. 15, 2008
New product addresses need for adult cavity prevention.

MEDFORD, Massachusetts--Mention cavities, and the first age group that comes to mind is young children.

But with better lifelong oral care, more adults keep their natural teeth and become vulnerable to dental decay as they age.

Although an estimated 50 percent of adults could benefit from additional fluoride protection, most don't recognize the need. Factors that contribute to decay include general wear-and-tear, brushing too hard in an effort to be thorough, receding gums and aging restoration work.

The most serious conditions may require prescription strength fluoride treatment, but for daily use, The Natural Dentist has developed a new over-the-counter mouth rinse.

The Natural Dentist Healthy Teeth & Gums Anticavity Fluoride Rinse strengthens tooth enamel to help minimize the risk of cavities. It is designed as part of a healthy oral care regimen that includes brushing and flossing. The Natural Dentist Healthy Teeth & Gums Anticavity Fluoride Rinse is all natural, with no alcohol, artificial sweeteners, dyes or preservatives.

It soothes and protects gums and preserves mouth moisture with aloe vera gel and glycerin and kills germs with xylitol and grapefruit seed extract. As with other OTC mouthwashes, it kills bad breath germs and has a minty flavor with cool, menthol freshening, but none of the "burn" or staining of other brands.

Quick Facts--Why Do Adults Need Fluoride?

Each year:
* The area around dental fillings and crowns is prone to decay
* 28 percent of adults get a new or replacement filling
* 13 percent have crown or bridge work

20 percent of adults have self-described "sensitive teeth", driven by:
* Receding gums that create exposed dentin
* Gum disease
* Aggressive tooth brushing/toothbrush abrasion

Medical conditions and social factors also contribute:
* Many prescription and OTC drugs cause reduced flow of saliva, the mouth's natural cleanser. Xerostomia, or "dry mouth," can increase the risk of decay.
* Diets that increase the risk of cavities (high sugar intake, etc.) compromise tooth enamel over time.
* Poor oral hygiene habits can contribute to a decline in oral health.

The new anticavity fluoride rinse will be available at leading retail locations in April 2008. It joins The Natural Dentist's existing product line, which includes Healthy Gums Daily Oral Rinse and The Natural Dentist Healthy Teeth & Gums toothpaste.

To learn more about The Natural Dentist products visit The Natural Dentist.

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