The purpose of toothpaste is to polish your teeth to remove plaque and germs that cause tooth decay and bad breath. Despite what you read or see on TV, there is no tooth paste you can buy over the counter to kill the germs that cause dental disease or bad breath. All they do is mask the odor like using perfume instead of showering. Even Listerine would have to stay in your mouth at full strength for at least 15 to 20 minutes to kill the germs that cause gingivitis, but not periodontal disease which is what matters. But the right toothpaste can help in another way.
Dental researchers have found and proven, in university studies, that chlorine dioxide can break up the sulfur chemicals produced by bacteria in your mouth that cause mouth odor and contribute to periodontal disease. If you ever wake up with that “morning breath” you will be amazed how it literally disappears with daily use of Oxyfresh tooth paste.
Instead of trying to kill the bacteria use a chlorine dioxide-containing toothpaste to fight the germ products. Dr. Simon says that this is like leaving the criminals with guns, but taking away the bullets. There are several brands of chlorine dioxide containing toothpastes. The one we dispense here at Dental Care is called Oxyfresh. These are generally not available in drug stores, so ask us for a tube when you come in. It is the only toothpaste Dr. Simon uses for himself and his family.
Oxyfresh toothpaste has been proven to break up the disease and odor-producing chemicals in your mouth safely.