Disclosing? Isn’t that something kids used to do at school? You may well think it is only relevant to kids – but they aren’t the only ones who will benefit from being able to see the plaque biofilm on their tongue! Seeing is believing – and being able to do something about it! 🙂
Plaque disclosing is a key tool in plaque biofilm removal – for everyone! Disclosing products stain the protein part of the plaque biofilm that builds up on your teeth. The staining won’t rinse away easily so it helps you see where you need to clean – both in between teeth, your tongue and with your toothbrush. The stained plaque biofilm will become obvious. Using disclosing products improves oral hygiene technique which reduces plaque build up and benefits oral health, overall health and well being.
Plaque biofilm is basically a sticky substance that gathers on teeth – and other hard surfaces in the mouth e.g. dentures, implants etc. It is home to bacteria that will take the opportunity to trigger inflammation of your gums – so not something you want to ignore!
Disclosing helps improve your oral hygiene. We may have learnt how to brush our teeth as kids – but our mouths, teeth, ability and motivation will have changed since then! Maybe time to brush up on your routine – using disclosing products are a great place to start. Add in a mouth mirror and get in front of the bathroom mirror in good light and you are all set to achieve a sparkling smile! :)