* Reduce your intake of sugary drinks and foods that can contribute to plaque build-up on your gum line
; instead, chew sugarless gum or use mints that contain xylitol.
"By focusing resources on our nutraceutical product line, we will be able to bring to market new products, such as our gum lines
, oral care products and topicals, in high consumer impact areas," said John W.
The bacteria along the gum line
can get into the bloodstream, causing infections to spread to other organ systems.
The same concept is true for flossing--be sure to reach slightly below the gum line
Plaque bacteria are the primary culprit behind the development of periodontal disease, an inflammatory condition that occurs when bacteria accumulate below the gum line
. Periodontal disease can lead to swelling, irritation, gum recession, and tooth loss if left untreated.
When your dog is used to it, you should be able to brush all the teeth using a circular motion, concentrating on the gum line
. Dogs teeth should be brushed once daily.
According to the BDA (British Dental Association), about one in 2,000 babies are born with natal teeth - which are teeth present above the gum line
Treatments available are the regular scale and polish which includes cleaning the teeth around the gum line
and the front and back of the teeth PS38, flavoured airflow treatment which is a strain removal treatment PS45, boutique teeth whitening PS199 and children's oral hygiene demos with polish PS38.
If plaque is not removed with regular brushing, plaque will harden under the gum line
and build calculus.
"As the sonic toothbrush head cleans tooth surfaces, the Water Flosser jet inside the brush head targets plaque and debris between teeth and below the gum line
where toothbrush bristles can't reach.
* Crest developed Gum Detoxify, a specially formulated paste with Activated Foam technology that reaches below the gum line
to significantly improve gum health, leading to clinically proven healthier gums.