GC Tooth Mousse with Recaldent

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GC Recaldent Products; Melbourne University discovered the compound CCP-ACP, which mimics the building blocks of tooth enamel. We use this compound in toothpaste and chewing gum to mineralise teeth after they have had acid attack from foods and drinks.

GC Recaldent Clinic Cases

Case Study- Tooth Sensitivity in Teenagers

CASE 1: Tooth Sensitivity In Teenagers

The other areas of her dentition were unaffected and appeared clinically normal. Her general health was good, however she suffered from moderately severe asthma requiring daily use of a number of maintenance medicine. She had a moderate intake of caffeine (140mg/day) from cola soft drinks.

Her daily water intake was low, and she avoided drinking any sizeable volumes of cold water, since this caused a stomach upset. Careful questioning revealed Emma had suffered for some years from gastro-oesophageal reflux, a condition frequently associated with asthma. She noticed that her reflux was less severe on days when she had no cola soft drinks.

Recaldent Success Rate Is High

Emma's saliva test revealed a low resting flow rate and acidic pH, but normal stimulated parameters. The low pH was explained partly by a negative fluid balance (from diuretic effects of the caffeine) and by the hyposalivatory effects of her medications. She was advised to eliminate cola soft drinks, since caffeine stimulates gastric acid production and could exacerbate gastric reflux.

Emma was also advised to drink warm water slowly, to minimise the stimulation of gastric acid secretion caused by stomach distension. She was referred to her medical practitioner who considered the value of using a H-2 receptor antagonist medication to suppress gastric acid production. Emma was advised to apply Tooth Mousse directly onto the eroded palatal surfaces and rapidly obtained relief from sensitivity. After 2 weeks, the eroded dentine was covered with a thin layer of sealant for further protection.


Case study - Tooth Sensitivity in Adults

CASE 2: Tooth Sensitivity In Adults

This problem began six months ago but has become more severe over time. She has also noticed small cavitations appearing on some of the root surfaces. Coincidentally, Helen has noticed an increase in dryness in both her mouth and eyes. Her general health is good and she has no other health problems.

Clinical examination revealed that the exposed root surfaces of the maxillary anterior teeth are affected by erosion and are extremely sensitive to air and thermal stimuli. Toot surface caries lesions are present on the lower anterior teeth.

Our BreezeCare Clinic Tests

On arriving at the clinic, Andy filled in a brief lifestyle quiz that enabled Dr Speiser to see if there were any obvious reasons for Andy's extreme breath readings. Whilst he is filling in this form an initial breath sample is allowed to incubate in Andy's mouth and then this sample is sucked into a disposable syringe. This sample is the first of three samples that are taken during Andy's appointment, so that his breath can be gauged both under stress, when relaxed and immediately after initial treatment. The gas sample is passed through an Oral Chroma Gas Chromagraph, which enables Dr Speiser to see an actual breakup of the three main gases of bad breath. These are Hydrogen Sulphide (rotten eggs), Methyl Mercaptan (faeces) and Dimethyl Sulphide (cabbage gasoline).

BreezeCare Success Rate Is High

Saliva testing revealed an acidic salivary pH, both at rest and when stimulated. She also had depressed salivary buffer capacity. A lifestyle analysis revealed that Helen did not consume either caffeine or alcohol, and had a water intake of more than 2 litres per day. The combination of depressed salivary parameters and ocular dryness in a female patient of this age is suggestive of primary Sjogrens Syndrome. Serological testing and a labial salivary gland biopsy confirmed this presumptive clinical diagnosis.

In the light of her ongoing caries and erosion problems, Helen's home care program included GC Tooth Mousse Plus with Fluoride twice daily, a saliva substitute, and intermittent Dry Mouth Gel Therapy. After restoring her cavitated areas with dental sealant, Helen was then enrolled in a three-monthly maintenance program to ensure regular review of her status and to provide ongoing fluoride varnish applications to the at-risk tooth surfaces.


Case Study Tooth Erosion

CASE 3: Tooth Erosion

Albert suffered from obstructive sleep apnea and has been using a continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) mask at night as part of the management of this condition.

A clinical exam revealed a loss of tooth structure, with over closing as well as forward posturing of the mandible to gain occlusal contact between the anterior teeth. Testing of the saliva indicated an acidic resting salivary pH as well as when stimulated, and a slightly depressed salivary buffer capacity.

BreezeCare Success Rate Is High

A lifestyle analysis revealed that Albert had a high intake of both caffeine (400mg/day) and alcohol (5 standard drinks per day), but he drank little water. The diuretic effect of these two agents was substantial in his case, and added to the dehydrating influence of the CPAP therapy. Albert was recently diagnosed with insulin-dependant (Type 2) diabetes mellitus, which may have exerted an additional negative effect on his fluid balance.

The low flow, pH and buffer parameters contributed directly to his current complaint of tooth wear through softening of the remaining tooth structure.

Albert's dental management included lifestyle modifications, to increase water intake and reduce his consumption of caffeine and alcohol. He was then placed on a remineralisation program using GC Tooth Mousse Plus for 4 weeks, after which time his salivary parameters were re-checked and found to be normal. He then underwent rehabilitation of his occlusion.


Case Study - Assisting AIDS Treatment

CASE 4: Recaldent Assisting AIDS

Richard has an extremely dry mouth due to HIV and the number of different medications required to fight the virus. Unfortunately this means a daily regime of many tablets and other medications to resist ordinary pathogens and avoid pneumonia or TB.

A complete dental examination revealed many carious and decalcified teeth due to a total lack of saliva. Richard's oral hygiene was very good but his diet included high calorie substances that were not tooth friendly but important to sustain life.

BreezeCare Success Rate Is High

Prior to being prescribed GC Tooth Mousse, he felt his oral health was fair, but commented that his mouth frequently felt uncomfortable due to dryness, sensitive teeth and a consistent bad taste. He previously used artificial saliva and fluoride gels but experienced difficulty in sleeping and eating. After using GC Tooth Mousse for a short period, he received significant relief from the oral discomfort, was able to eat better and his sleeping vastly improved. He was delighted at the difference Tooth Mousse made to his life.

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GC Recaldent Clinic Cases

Case Study- Tooth Sensitivity in Teenagers

CASE 1: Tooth Sensitivity In Teenagers

The other areas of her dentition were unaffected and appeared clinically normal. Her general health was good, however she suffered from moderately severe asthma requiring daily use of a number of maintenance medicine. She had a moderate intake of caffeine (140mg/day) from cola soft drinks.

Her daily water intake was low, and she avoided drinking any sizeable volumes of cold water, since this caused a stomach upset. Careful questioning revealed Emma had suffered for some years from gastro-oesophageal reflux, a condition frequently associated with asthma. She noticed that her reflux was less severe on days when she had no cola soft drinks.

Recaldent Success Rate Is High

Emma's saliva test revealed a low resting flow rate and acidic pH, but normal stimulated parameters. The low pH was explained partly by a negative fluid balance (from diuretic effects of the caffeine) and by the hyposalivatory effects of her medications. She was advised to eliminate cola soft drinks, since caffeine stimulates gastric acid production and could exacerbate gastric reflux.

Emma was also advised to drink warm water slowly, to minimise the stimulation of gastric acid secretion caused by stomach distension. She was referred to her medical practitioner who considered the value of using a H-2 receptor antagonist medication to suppress gastric acid production. Emma was advised to apply Tooth Mousse directly onto the eroded palatal surfaces and rapidly obtained relief from sensitivity. After 2 weeks, the eroded dentine was covered with a thin layer of sealant for further protection.


Case study - Tooth Sensitivity in Adults

CASE 2: Tooth Sensitivity In Adults

This problem began six months ago but has become more severe over time. She has also noticed small cavitations appearing on some of the root surfaces. Coincidentally, Helen has noticed an increase in dryness in both her mouth and eyes. Her general health is good and she has no other health problems.

Clinical examination revealed that the exposed root surfaces of the maxillary anterior teeth are affected by erosion and are extremely sensitive to air and thermal stimuli. Toot surface caries lesions are present on the lower anterior teeth.

Our BreezeCare Clinic Tests

On arriving at the clinic, Andy filled in a brief lifestyle quiz that enabled Dr Speiser to see if there were any obvious reasons for Andy's extreme breath readings. Whilst he is filling in this form an initial breath sample is allowed to incubate in Andy's mouth and then this sample is sucked into a disposable syringe. This sample is the first of three samples that are taken during Andy's appointment, so that his breath can be gauged both under stress, when relaxed and immediately after initial treatment. The gas sample is passed through an Oral Chroma Gas Chromagraph, which enables Dr Speiser to see an actual breakup of the three main gases of bad breath. These are Hydrogen Sulphide (rotten eggs), Methyl Mercaptan (faeces) and Dimethyl Sulphide (cabbage gasoline).

BreezeCare Success Rate Is High

Saliva testing revealed an acidic salivary pH, both at rest and when stimulated. She also had depressed salivary buffer capacity. A lifestyle analysis revealed that Helen did not consume either caffeine or alcohol, and had a water intake of more than 2 litres per day. The combination of depressed salivary parameters and ocular dryness in a female patient of this age is suggestive of primary Sjogrens Syndrome. Serological testing and a labial salivary gland biopsy confirmed this presumptive clinical diagnosis.

In the light of her ongoing caries and erosion problems, Helen's home care program included GC Tooth Mousse Plus with Fluoride twice daily, a saliva substitute, and intermittent Dry Mouth Gel Therapy. After restoring her cavitated areas with dental sealant, Helen was then enrolled in a three-monthly maintenance program to ensure regular review of her status and to provide ongoing fluoride varnish applications to the at-risk tooth surfaces.


Case Study Tooth Erosion

CASE 3: Tooth Erosion

Albert suffered from obstructive sleep apnea and has been using a continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) mask at night as part of the management of this condition.

A clinical exam revealed a loss of tooth structure, with over closing as well as forward posturing of the mandible to gain occlusal contact between the anterior teeth. Testing of the saliva indicated an acidic resting salivary pH as well as when stimulated, and a slightly depressed salivary buffer capacity.

BreezeCare Success Rate Is High

A lifestyle analysis revealed that Albert had a high intake of both caffeine (400mg/day) and alcohol (5 standard drinks per day), but he drank little water. The diuretic effect of these two agents was substantial in his case, and added to the dehydrating influence of the CPAP therapy. Albert was recently diagnosed with insulin-dependant (Type 2) diabetes mellitus, which may have exerted an additional negative effect on his fluid balance.

The low flow, pH and buffer parameters contributed directly to his current complaint of tooth wear through softening of the remaining tooth structure.

Albert's dental management included lifestyle modifications, to increase water intake and reduce his consumption of caffeine and alcohol. He was then placed on a remineralisation program using GC Tooth Mousse Plus for 4 weeks, after which time his salivary parameters were re-checked and found to be normal. He then underwent rehabilitation of his occlusion.


Case Study - Assisting AIDS Treatment

CASE 4: Recaldent Assisting AIDS

Richard has an extremely dry mouth due to HIV and the number of different medications required to fight the virus. Unfortunately this means a daily regime of many tablets and other medications to resist ordinary pathogens and avoid pneumonia or TB.

A complete dental examination revealed many carious and decalcified teeth due to a total lack of saliva. Richard's oral hygiene was very good but his diet included high calorie substances that were not tooth friendly but important to sustain life.

BreezeCare Success Rate Is High

Prior to being prescribed GC Tooth Mousse, he felt his oral health was fair, but commented that his mouth frequently felt uncomfortable due to dryness, sensitive teeth and a consistent bad taste. He previously used artificial saliva and fluoride gels but experienced difficulty in sleeping and eating. After using GC Tooth Mousse for a short period, he received significant relief from the oral discomfort, was able to eat better and his sleeping vastly improved. He was delighted at the difference Tooth Mousse made to his life.