Tooth mousse is a dental product that originated in Melbourne Dental School in Australia, made of foamy crème, and available in a variety of flavours and with or without fluoride options. However, what is tooth mousse used for?
It is not toothpaste but is designed to support the strength of teeth. You may not have heard of tooth mousse, but it has recently come under the spotlight because of its capabilities. Some have called it ‘the magical paste’ in the past.
So, if it’s designed to benefit your dental health, it’s definitely worth paying attention to it. Let’s learn more about it.
What Does Tooth Mousse Do?
Tooth Mousse is a water-based, sugar-free topical cream that contains Recaladent, a milk protein derived from casein. Tooth Mousse repairs and strengthens enamel and dentine in the form of remineralisation by delivering supplying calcium and phosphate to the tooth structure.
When strengthening enamel prevents tooth decay. Tooth decay occurs when dental plaque, which contains harmful bacteria, penetrates and around your teeth and gums. This eventually leads to an acid attack forming because your enamel weakens.
Tooth mousse helps to neutralise the acidic environment and reduce the bacteria in the mouth. It is also useful to repair any early signs of tooth decay.
What Are The Benefits of Tooth Mousse?
Alongside the properties that tooth mousse has to build an alkaline environment in your mouth, here are some additional benefits:
- Reducing Tooth Sensitivity – In cases where excessive sensitivity to cold liquids occurs, or there is evidence of gum recession.
- Reducing Treatment Sensitivity – It can be used to minimise sensitivity following teeth whitening operations.
- Minimise Decay – It can help minimise tooth decay around dental brackets, which is beneficial for people undergoing orthodontic treatment (wearing braces).
- Remineralisation – Give your teeth another line of defence against decay. Tooth Mousse soaks inside the tooth to help remineralise it by delivering more calcium and phosphate, while fluoride helps to preserve the outside of the tooth to make it robust.
Can Tooth Mousse Help With Dry Mouth?
A dry mouth can also be treated with Tooth Mousse. Because you don’t have enough saliva to buffer your teeth’ enamel against acids if you have a dry mouth, Tooth Mousse can help protect your teeth from decay. However, because the Tooth Mousse is rather thick, spreading it about in your mouth with a little water will make it more effective. Whilst Tooth Mousse can be used, drinking more water will also help increase your salivary glands to build excess water in the mouth.
How Can I Use Tooth Mousse?
After brushing and flossing your teeth, it is recommended that you apply Tooth Mousse at night. Smear a small pea-sized amount onto your teeth with a clean finger, a cotton bud, or your toothbrush.
Tooth Mousse isn’t the same as toothpaste. Because it is comprised of milk products, it is safe to consume and can be used throughout the day. It is not recommended for persons who have a known or suspected milk protein allergy as Tooth Mousse is made from milk protein (casein).