We all know what saliva is, but few of us know the important role it plays in tooth care. Let’s take a closer look at what causes tooth decay and how saliva helps prevent it.

What causes tooth decay?
Plaque acids are one of the main causes of tooth decay. They are produced after we eat or drink by bacteria that live in our mouths.

How do plaque acids cause tooth decay?
Plaque acids attack your teeth and dissolve important minerals on their surface. This weakens your teeth and can lead to decay over time.

How does saliva help prevent decay?
Saliva contains important elements such as bicarbonate, calcium, and phosphate. They not only neutralize plaque acids, but also help repair early tooth damage and decay.

Saliva and sugarfree gum Chewing sugarfree gum causes your mouth to increase the production of saliva by 10 times the normal rate.

Research shows that chewing sugarfree gum for 20 minutes after eating or drinking can help reduce tooth decay by up to 40%.

So, when you’re on the go and brushing isn’t an option, consider reaching for a piece of sugarfree gum. Your mouth will thank you.


Tooth Mousse

Tooth Mousse is a delicious tasting crème that is beneficial for teeth. It contains calcium and phosphate, the major minerals teeth are made from. These minerals are available in a soluble form as they are carried in a special milk-derived protein known as RECALDENT TM(CPP-ACP).

Tooth Mousse can help to proctect the teeth aiding the replacement of calcium and phosphate minerals lost during regular acid attacks usually after eating and drinking.

Tooth Mousse is fluoride-free. If your dentist recommends that you need an additional fluoride treatment program, you can safely use Tooth Mousse and fluoride products at the same time.

Tooth Mousse Plus could be helpful

– if you have an acidic oral environment
– if you have active decay in your mouth
– if you have white spot lesions
– if you have sensitive teeth
– if you have erosion or tooth wear
– if you are undertaking tooth whitening procedure
– if you are undertaking orthodontic treatment
– if you suffer from dry mouth
– if you are susceptible to dehydration from sporting activities or outdoor work
– if you are suffering from morning sickness during pregnancy
– if you are at increased risk of decay as a result of medical conditions (e.g. diabetes)
– if you have low saliva flow rate as a result of prescription medications