Questions and answers

What does prophy paste contain?

What does prophy paste contain?

Clinpro Prophy Paste contains sodium fluoride at a concentration of 1.23% fluoride ion. The product is supplied in two flavors — mint and bubble gum. Clinpro Prophy Paste contains perlite, a unique abrasive particle.

Is there gluten in Nupro prophy paste?

NUPRO® Prophy Paste Dentsply Sirona Preventive Rinses easily and completely. Has the largest selection of great-tasting flavors. Packaged in a Mylar® bag for flavor freshness. Gluten-free.

Does prophy paste have red dye?

Are any of your pastes dye free? Answers: No this paste has red, blue and yellow dyes.

What is dental prophy paste?

A cleaning and polishing paste in one, PerfectPearl prophy paste is formulated to break down as it cleans, from a coarse to a fine grit. The Perlite particles within the paste start out coarse and gradually break down, resulting in less abrasion to the dentin and enamel.

Why is prophy paste used?

Why do we use prophylaxis paste? A dental prophylaxis, or more commonly known as prophy, is used for the complete removal of calculus, soft deposits, plaque and staining to all supragingival and unattached subgingival tooth surfaces.

Is it safe to use prophy paste?

We have identical goals — dentists and hygienists — healthy patients. Removal of the enamel by polishing is nowhere in the top 10 things to worry about during a prophy appointment. It isn’t earth shattering; people don’t die from it, but it isn’t totally harmless.

Does toothpaste have gluten?

Did you know there is often gluten in toothpaste? It’s because gluten is a nice, sticky protein that helps the toothpaste stay, well, a paste. Corn and grain-based starches have long been the best way to thicken and stabilize toothpaste.

Does mouthwash have gluten?

According to Colgate, all Colgate, Ultrabrite and PreviDent toothpastes are gluten-free. In addition, all Colgate Mouthwashes are gluten-free.

What paste do dentists use to polish teeth?

Dental hygienists use a flavored polishing toothpaste made of pumice, flavoring, and usually a tiny amount of fluoride. This normally follows the scaling process, which is when hygienists use metal tools to scrape plaque and tartar from your teeth. The polishing toothpaste is much more coarse than regular toothpaste.

Is polishing bad for teeth?

There isn’t any health benefit associated with polishing your teeth, as it isn’t going to have any effect on decay, oral cancer, or gum disease. Other organizations of authority when it comes to dental health have also stated that polishing isn’t a necessity.

Can I use prophy paste daily?

Because the polish is so abrasive, it’s not recommended for daily use. Some people are concerned that polish is so abrasive it can cause enamel wear. However, studies have shown it is not a significant risk if only used twice a year during a dental visit. I’ve heard the term “prophy.” What does that mean?

Can you use prophy paste as toothpaste?

Prophy paste, even the fine, is generally more abrasive then over the counter toothpastes. In addition, it is applied using a prophy cup going at 20,000 rpm’s with much more pressure. The RDA of prophy paste can range from 150 for fine to up over 300 for coarse.