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Are dental disclosing tablets safe?

Are dental disclosing tablets safe?

Generally, yes, disclosing tablets are safe for children. However, do read the packet beforehand and follow all of the instructions. Also, keep in mind that disclosing tablets should not be swallowed, so make sure your child is old enough to know not to swallow them.

Is disclosing good for teeth?

A plaque disclosing tablet helps to identify areas of your child’s teeth that they’ve missed after completing their oral care routine. They contain a harmless dye that reacts with the plaque that may remain on areas of the teeth after cleaning.

Can you use disclosing tablets before brushing?

Before using a plaque-disclosing product, brush and floss your teeth as usual. Then you can choose from the following: Plaque disclosing tablet: Chew a tablet and let it mix with the saliva in your mouth, then swish the saliva around for about 30 seconds and spit it out.

What are the disadvantages of disclosing agents?

Disclosing agents are available in many different forms: Tablets: used a lot in the past, however they have a big disadvantage of being difficult to chew and colours the entire mouth including the tongue and cheeks mucosa. Besides using tablets was time consuming and patient dependent.

How do I apply for a disclosing agent?

The disclosing agents in solution form are applied on the teeth either in concentrated form with cotton swabs or in diluted form as mouthwashes. Disclosing agents available in wafer form are crushed between the teeth and swished around the mouth for a few second, followed by spitting.

Can you use expired disclosing tablets?

The tablets are dry food coloring and filler, nothing in them that can spoil. Shelf life exceeds the expiration date.

Do you brush your teeth after disclosing tablets?

When you see the dyed areas, you can identify trouble spots to focus on when you brush and floss properly. Before using a plaque-disclosing product, brush and floss your teeth as usual.