1) What is the role of abrasives and relevance of fineness in a tooth paste?
Abrasives are the insoluble components added to toothpaste help the physical removal of stains, plaque and food debris. Abrasives also have property of stain removal or and cause whitening.
Eg of abrasives: precipitated silica, alumina, dicalcium phosphate, dihydrate, calcium carbonate etc
Abrasives (Whitening agents ) :
• Natural eg Hydrated silica, Calcium carbonate, Dicalcium phosphate dehydrate etc
• Chemical eg Hydrogen peroxide, Calcium peroxide, Sodium citrate, etc
Abrasive are available in various particle size. Different formulations contain different abrasive agents.
Relative Dentine abrasivity (RDA) is a numeric scale, which indicates the degree of abrasivity . A higher RDA value indicates a greater abrasive formula.
2) How is Sensitran an effective tooth powder? What is the role of Stannous Fluoride?
Sensitran, a trusted formulation for over 40 years, has been preferred by dental experts.
Mode of action : Active ingredients of Sensitran , such as Calcium Carbonate brightens teeth , protects oral cavity as it reduces plaque accumulation and removes stains while Stannous Fluoride in Sensitran has dual role to play . A. it is Antibacterial in nature and B. it relieves sensitivity. Stannous Fluoride reacts with enamel or dentine surfaces to produce solid complexes or in soluble precipitates that wholly or partially occlude the tubuli.
Sensitran toothpowder is also very effective in relieving mild dental pain.
3) What is role of calcium carbonate in a tooth powder?
Calcium Carbonate brightens teeth and is the insoluble components added to help the physical removal of stains, plaque and food debris. It also has a property of stain removal or and cause whitening.
4) What is the role of Fluoride in toothpaste?
Today almost all toothpastes contain fluoride in one form or the other like: sodium fluoride, sodium monoflourophosphate and stannous fluoride. Most fluoridated toothpastes contain around 1000-1100 ppm fluoride.
1. Fluoride exerts its caries protective properties in several ways. Fluoride inhibits demineralization and enhances remineralization.
2. Fluoride makes the enamel structure more strong and resistant to bacterial acid dissolution.
5) What is NRT & how BANTOBAC works?
The aim of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is to reduce the withdrawal symptoms associated with nicotine addiction by replacing some of the nicotine obtained from cigarettes.
In BANTOBAC the nicotine is referred to as ‘clean ‘or ‘therapeutic ‘ nicotine , as it is not associated with harmful constituents found in tobacco smoke.
Using BANTOBAC to quit is always safer than continuing to smoke.