Over the course of the last 30 years, many people’s oral health concerns have changed. With newer, better products constantly being released, oral health has never been better. But in that search for perfection, many people still have concerns. That’s why we asked our resident dental experts and members what their main oral health concerns are, find out more below.
Plaque is your worst enemy when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy, clean and free of decay. Plaque is a soft, bacterial deposit that is always building up on your teeth. It’s kept at bay by avoiding sugary foods and keeping a solid, high-quality dental care routine, otherwise, plaque can escalate and turn into tartar, or worse still, gum disease. We found that 20% of Cornerstone members are worried about tooth decay. As such, we worked with our members and dental experts to create an entire oral health care range approved by the Oral Health Foundation.
Many people have discoloured teeth. The dentine inside our teeth naturally yellows slightly over time, however, we can help to keep our teeth as naturally white as possible by removing stains on our teeth accumulated through food and drink. Too much coffee, red wine and smoking are some of the main culprits for staining our teeth. To keep your teeth as white as possible, it’s important to follow the advice given to us by our dentists on how to clean our teeth and look after our gums. When discussing their main oral health concerns, 20% of our members said that they were concerned with yellow teeth. As a result, our Gentle Whitening Toothpaste is an enamel strengthening and anti-plaque formula to give whiter, stronger and healthier teeth. Rich in fluoride to help re-mineralise your enamel and protect against acid erosion, our low-abrasion toothpaste helps gently restore the natural whiteness of your teeth without peroxides (which can cause tooth sensitivity).
You may from time to time find that your teeth feel a little sensitive. This could be down to a certain type of food you have eaten or potentially something that requires more significant treatment like a cracked tooth. When deciding on our new dental care products, we talked to our members and found that 20% were concerned with tooth sensitivity. We recommend a visit to your dentist so that they can discover the underlying causes, usually, though, sensitive teeth are the result of your enamel being worn away from the tooth so that the dentin is exposed – this can be avoided by not brushing as hard. From this, our Gentle Whitening Toothpaste has been designed to strengthen enamel for stronger and healthier teeth.
Bad breath is a common problem that can affect anyone at any age. it’s usually the result of poor oral hygiene and diet. If bacteria are allowed to build up in your mouth or between your teeth, it will begin to produce toxins that cause your breath to smell and in the worst case scenarios, bad breath can be the sign of gum disease. Everybody is different though, so we’d always recommend consulting your dentist first for professional advice. With this as one of our member’s main concerns, we designed our own Daily Fresh Mint Mouthwash which is an alcohol-free formula that provides anti-plaque and anti-cavity benefits, whilst also re-mineralising your enamel. What’s more, we added fluoride to our formula which helps those of you who are susceptible to tooth decay.
If you suffer from bleeding gums, it could be down to a few things and we’d recommend visiting your dentist for professional advice before self-diagnosing your issue. Bleeding gums are caused by plaque build-up – it may seem counterintuitive but flossing is the best form of defence here to stop this issue at the source.