I'm sure there must be a dental professional Gransnetter out there who can offer helpful advice. I am trying to combat gum disease and have been prescribed a high fluoride toothpaste. Accompanying leaflet states: 'brush your teeth after each meal'; dental hygienist advised brushing with this before breakfast. I emailed the famous company who manufacture the toothpaste and they advised 'before breakfast - but then wait for 30+ minutes before eating', which contradicts the advice given on their package information leaflet. So now I am thoroughly confused. I understand that bacteria develop overnight in the mouth, and these can cause plaque development. Currently I clean with a 'normal' toothpaste before breakfast, and with the prescribed one after breakfast, along with floss, interdental brushes etc - the whole caboodle - I really am taking it seriously. Can anyone offer any sensible, reliable, accurate advice please? Desperate to preserve my teeth.
Good Morning Monday 5th June 2023
Food bank rollercoaster. Huge empathy to Fury!! Is it just me?