What is tooth mousse?
Tooth mousse is a milk-based crème that contains calcium and phosphate, which are important minerals for strengthening your teeth. Some versions of tooth mousse also contain fluoride, which has been scientifically proven to prevent tooth decay.
Why should I use tooth mousse?
You may find tooth mousse beneficial if you suffer from sensitive teeth in general, or sensitivity after certain procedures such as teeth whitening. It is also highly recommended for pregnant mothers (or those who experience reflux) and children under 6, who are more vulnerable to acidic tooth decay.
However if you have lactose intolerance or milk protein allergies, tooth mousse may not be suitable for you since it's derived from milk casein. In the event of an allergic reaction, discontinue the product immediately and consult a physician.
How do I use tooth mousse?
Tooth mousse is very easy to use! Just follow these instructions:
Squeeze a small amount of tooth mousse (about the size of a 5c coin) onto your finger or a cotton bud, and wipe it on all surfaces of your teeth.
Leave it undisturbed for 3 minutes, then use your tongue to spread the mousse evenly all over your teeth.
The mousse will cause saliva to pool in your mouth, which is important for neutralising the acid created by oral bacteria. The longer you can hold the mousse and saliva in your mouth, the better. But any excess mousse and saliva can be swallowed or spat out if you prefer. There is no need to rinse, and it is advisable not eat or drink for 30 minutes after, so the best time to use tooth mousse would be after brushing your teeth at night, before you go to bed - it can be left on your teeth overnight to continue strengthening your teeth. However, you can use it as often as you like!
Where can I get tooth mousse?
Gentle Care Dentistry offers tooth mousse for $25 (one tube = 35ml), and we stock many different flavours of tooth mousse such as vanilla, mint, strawberry. If you're interested in purchasing the product, please let one our our friendly staff know.