Products We Recommend
Patients often ask us about what dental products we recommend– so here you have it!
Many of the products we recommend contain xylitol. Xylitol is awesome for people, but not for our furry friends. Keep all products containing xylitol out of reach for your pets as small amounts of xylitol can be deadly to your pet.
- Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser
- Listerine Ultraclean Floss
- Sensodyne Pronamel Toothpaste
- Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste
- MI Paste
- Clinpro 5000
- Miracle Propolis Toothpaste with Tea Tree Oil
- Spry Healing Blend Mouthwash with Xylitol
- TheraSol with Xylitol
- Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
- Nimbus Microfine Toothbrush
- Hyperbiotics Pro-Dental Oral Probiotics
- XyliMelts for Dry Mouth
- Spry Moisturizing Gel for Dry Mouth
- ProRelief Gel with Xylitol
- Xlear Nasal Spray and Sinus Rinse Packets
- Breathe Right Strips
- Fresh Guard Soak for retainers and mouthguards
- Kids Spry Tooth Gel with Xylitol
- Kids Spry Mouthwash with Xylitol
- Kids Xlear Nasal Spray
- Xlear Cough Drops
- Spry Gum and Spry Mints
- XyloSweet Natural Sweetener
- Mongo Kiss Lip Balm
- Books We Love
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Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser
Waterpik Aquarius Water Flosser is an advanced design and compact unit that provides pulse-modulation technology for maximum plaque removal. Waterpik is the #1 recommended water flosser brand and effectively breaks up colonies of bacteria (biofilm) and removes them from the mouth. Studies using electron scanning microscopes show that it is superior in removing the bacterial plaque that is missed through string flossing and toothbrushing.
The Waterpik Cordless Advanced provides the same pulse technology of the Aquarius model in an all-in-one handheld design with a smaller water reservoir and slightly lower overall water pressure. The Cordless Advanced model features a magnetic 4-hour rapid charging system, quiet operation and a waterproof design.
Cocofloss is made with 500+ textured filaments that give it maximal surface area to effectively remove plaque from between teeth and below the gumline. The effect on the tooth surface is much like that of an exfoliating loofah and holds onto the plaque as you remove it from the teeth. Cocofloss contains cleansing coconut oil and a light coating of vegan wax to provide extra comfort.
Listerine Ultraclean Floss
Listerine Ultraclean Floss is a flat floss to slide between teeth easier. It has shred-resistant technology to flex and glide between teeth easier. Ultraclean floss uses Micro Grooves technology that gently scrapes the tooth surface to remove more plaque.
Sensodyne Pronamel Toothpaste
Sensodyne contains potassium nitrate which depolarizes the nerves inside your teeth and prevents them from sending pain signals if they come in contact with sensitivity triggers like cold temperatures or sweets. Pronamel Sensodyne is pH neutral and protects teeth against effects of acid erosion.
Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste
Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste uses arginine and calcium carbonate, two “naturally derived” ingredients, that seal the tubules or pathways to the sensitive tooth nerves and block the pain. This paste will provide rapid relief if directly applied to the sensitive tooth with the fingertip and massaged for 1 minute.
All teeth need certain minerals to help protect them. Poor dietary choices or lack of saliva (dry mouth) creates an acid environment lacking in minerals which thus results in sensitive and weakened enamel. MI Paste is recommended when OTC-sensitive toothpaste is not working.
MI Paste contains RECALDENT which adheres to teeth to remineralize and desensitize tooth enamel. The two minerals in Recaldent are Calcium and Phosphate and are coupled with a Casein Peptide to reduce decay and white spot lesions.
**Since MI Paste has the Casein protein which is a milk derivative, it should not be used by anyone with a milk protein allergy.
MI Paste is available by a dentist or with a prescription.
Clinpro 5000 is a fluoride toothpaste available by a dentist or with a prescription. It contains 4 times the fluoride found in OTC toothpastes and is prescribed for patients who are at high risk for cavities to prevent and control tooth decay. Clinpro is used once per day in place of your regular toothpaste.
Miracle Propolis Toothpaste with Tea Tree Oil
Miracle Propolis Toothpaste is an organic toothpaste that contains no fluoride and no foaming agents. Propolis in combination with Tea Tree Oil is antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory to protect the mouth against ulcers and infections all while effectively removing plaque from the teeth with no chemical additives.
Spry Healing Blend Mouthwash with Xylitol
Spry Healing Blend Mouthwash is another component of the Spry Dental Defense System and is an alcohol free rinse. It is sweetened only with natural Xylitol to help eliminate the build-up of bacterial biofilm. The Healing Blend formula can improve bleeding gums, canker sores and other issues associated with a sensitive mouth because of the addition of the following natural ingredients: CoQ10, myrrh, sage, chamomile, thyme, tea tree oil and aloe vera. This rinse is very helpful in providing relief for dry mouth issues such as those involved with Sjogren’s Disease.
TheraSol with Xylitol
TheraSol is an antiseptic oral rinse and irrigant that is non-staining and great tasting. It kills most oral bacteria on contact and clings to surfaces thus extending the germ-killing action for hours after use. Use it as an oral rinse prior to bedtime to prevent “morning breath”. TheraSol may be used by your dentist or dental hygienist to irrigate below the gumline and reduce bacteria in that pocket or space.
Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush
The Philips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush uses sonic technology to pulse fluid between the teeth and along the gumline while sonic brush strokes remove plaque. Sonicare brushes deliver up to 62,000 brush movements per minute which can be equated to a whole month’s worth of manual brushing in just 2 minutes.
Nimbus Microfine Toothbrush
The Nimbus Microfine manual toothbrush was developed by a periodontist to provide optimal safety for gums and tooth surfaces while effectively removing bacterial plaque. The brush head has 2 stages of bristles: long-tapered extra fine bristles to reach below the gumline and shorter bristles to break up biofilm. The Nimbus brush absorbs less water so it maintains shape longer than Nylon bristles. It provides comfortable brushing even in sensitive areas for trauma-less brushing yet effective plaque removal. It is available in a compact head size for adults or as the “Nimby” brush for kids.
Hyperbiotics Pro-Dental Oral Probiotics
Hyperbiotics Pro-Dental Probiotics for Oral health contain 4 strains of probiotics that that work together to crowd out undesirable bacteria and creates an environment in the mouth that lessens buildup of sticky deposits on teeth. The purpose of recommending oral probiotics is to create a healthy oral microbiome to help prevent problems elsewhere in the body since these “bad” bacteria travel from the mouth to other parts of the body.
XyliMelts for Dry Mouth
XyliMelts are oral-adhering discs that stick to your teeth or gums to relieve persistent dry mouth. Use XyliMelts during the day or while sleeping and find temporary relief from frequent thirst, sticky dryness in the mouth and throat, and other unpleasant dry mouth symptoms. Made with xylitol, a natural sweetener that helps stimulate saliva flow, XyliMelts utilize adhering disc technology to slowly release 550 mg of xylitol, which is most effective when continuously released and lingers in the mouth, especially when used while sleeping when saliva flow is lowest. The disc will last for hours, moisturizing and coating the mouth for optimal comfort. The mild mint flavor freshens your breath and the xylitol may reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Spry Moisturizing Gel for Dry Mouth
Spry Moisturizing Mouth Gel is a godsend for a rising number of people who suffer from a dry mouth. This gel uses a simple, natural formula rich in xylitol, to increase salivary flow and quickly alleviate a dry mouth. But one of the best benefits of Spry Moisturizing Mouth Gel is that is tastes great, unlike other products touting dry mouth relief. Since saliva is the body’s natural cleanser for the mouth, having a dry mouth leads to poor oral health. While Spry Moisturizing Mouth Gel relieves a dry mouth, featured ingredient xylitol also improves oral health by working against harmful bacteria in the mouth.
ProRelief Gel with Xylitol
From dental work to canker sores, new braces or run-ins with hot pizza slices– when your gums need instant TLC, nothing works better than this fast-acting oral gel with soothing aloe, zinc, folic acid and chamomile.
Xlear Nasal Spray and Sinus Rinse Packets
Xlear sinus care products with Xylitol will moisturize and soothe nasal passages. In addition to increased hydration, Xylitol cleans the nose and prevents bacteria and allergens from sticking to nasal tissue and is available in daily relief sprays and in packets for sinus irrigation.
Breathe Right Strips
Breathe Right Strips open the nose and hold it there for relief felt immediately. You will be able to take in air easier and breathe through the nose better, especially while sleeping. First, perform nasal hygiene by blowing your nose, then use Xlear Nasal Spray or Sinus Irrigation Packets. Dry the skin on your nose and place the Breathe Right Strip in the proper location to greatly enhance the benefit derived from the strip.
Fresh Guard Soak for retainers and mouthguards
Fresh Guard Soak by Efferdent is specially designed to clean the delicate materials used in retainers, mouth guards, clear braces, and other removable appliances to deliver a complete clean. Fresh Guard Soak kills 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria in just 5 minutes.
Many of today’s current methods simply weren’t designed to clean these devices and don’t clean as well as patients like, sometimes even causing damage. Watch Fresh Guard work before your eyes as the foaming blue solution turns clear within 5 minutes, indicating your retainer, mouth guard or removable braces are clean.
Kids Spry Tooth Gel with Xylitol
Kids Spry Tooth Gel is an all natural training gel with Xylitol and can safely be used in ages 3 months and up. It is fluoride free and safe to swallow. This gel promotes a healthy environment for the development of emerging teeth. The use of Xylitol should be continued even when Fluoride is introduced as teeth develop.
Fluoride is used to rebuild and strengthen enamel, but it will not affect cavity-causing bacteria. Xylitol, on the other hand, has been shown through research to break down bacterial microorganisms in plaque, preventing them from adhering to teeth and tissue and washes them away.
Kids Spry Mouthwash with Xylitol
Kids Spry Mouthwash is alcohol-free and contains 100% Xylitol, a natural sugar that inhibits bacteria’s ability to stick to the teeth. Calcium is added to support and strengthen tooth enamel.
The rinse is neutral pH balanced and is safe to swallow. Rinse with half a capful for 60 seconds twice per day, swishing vigorously to reach all areas of the mouth. Spit the excess out of the mouth.
Kids Xlear Nasal Spray
Kids Xlear Nasal Spray is an all natural nasal cleaner to reduce swelling and open airways. The addition of Xylitol reduces bacterial adhesion to nasal tissue thus clearing the nose of harmful bacteria.
Use of the kids version of this spray has been shown to reduce the incidence of both sinus and ear infections in children.
Xlear Cough Drops
Xlear cough drops are used to get relief from dry, scratchy throat and coughing. Cough drops sweetened with sugar or alternative sweeteners other than Xylitol will feed the bacteria that cause the problem in the throat. Xylitol on the other hand will break up bacteria and prevent them from sticking around, thus suppressing the cough and moisturizing the mouth without causing dental decay.
Spry Gum and Spry Mints
Spry gum and mints are a part of the Spry dental defense system and are 100% Xylitol sweetened. Xylitol is a natural plant derived sweetener that contains no sugar. Xylitol prevents bacteria from adhering to teeth and tissue, allowing the body to wash them away. Using a combination of Spry gum and mints throughout the day, especially after meals will balance the pH of the oral cavity which reduces the susceptibility to tooth decay.
XyloSweet Natural Sweetener
XyloSweet is a 100% pure Xylitol sweetener derived naturally from plants and will not cause dental decay. Xylitol is diabetic safe and has a low glycemic index. It looks like sugar, tastes like sugar and can be used 1:1 to replace sugar.
XyloSweet is available in individual packets or in 1, 3 or 5 lb. bags.
Mongo Kiss Lip Balm
Patient’s often ask us about our favorite lip balms. Mongo Kiss® by Eco Lips tops the list. Mongo Kiss® lip balms feature certified organic ingredients and Fair Trade Certified™ cocoa butter infused with Mongongo Oil, a nutrient rich oil harvested by rural women in Africa.
Mongongo Oil is high in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and other nutrients perfect for nourishing & hydrating skin. They are available in a variety of flavors with or without sunblock.
Books We Love…
Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, PhD and Sleep Interrupted by Steven y Park, MD are fascinating reads–according to Dr. Jill who has been on her own journey to find more restful sleep!
Dr. Lon Jones, America’s most famous country doctor and practitioner of commonsense medicine, shows you how to cure yourself of allergies, sinus problems and other upper respiratory conditions. Dr. Jones proven method using nasal xylitol also helps prevent children’s ear infections and cavities.
His natural solution is ideal for parents wanting to cut down on their children’s use of antibiotics and other allergy drugs such as antihistamines and decongestants. It’s as simple as keeping your nose clean!