People who are more vulnerable to cavities are more than happy to get extra protection. A new method where toothpaste is used to massage the teeth and the adjoining gum layer is found to be four times effective in controlling cavity. Here are more details on how to massage the teeth and what paste to use for massage.
Some researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden involved a controlled group of participants and assessed the effect of toothpaste massaging method. The toothpaste that was chosen was a “high-fluoride” toothpaste. The volunteers chosen were those who were vulnerable to tooth decay or cavities.
The research generally proved that brushing three times a day with high-fluoride toothpaste offered better protection against cavities for people who are susceptible to cavities. The research also proved that brushing twice with high-fluoride toothpaste and massaging once with the same high-fluoride toothpaste every day had the same effect.
The most important point to note is brushing the teeth twice (morning and evening) with high-fluoride toothpaste is mandatory. Completely replacing brushing with the new toothpaste massaging technique is not recommended by the dentists at Oris Dental Center. Similarly, you need to floss once or twice a day which is also a mandatory procedure to maintain proper oral hygiene. So the new toothpaste massaging technique is only an over-and-above procedure which can give you extra protection against cavities.