Today, fluoride is found in the majority of toothpastes, the maximum content of which is set by a legal prescription. It is reduced in toothpastes intended for children.
Saliva plays a central role in oral health and this role is often overlooked.
Composed of 98% water, proteins, minerals and electrolytes, saliva is produced by the salivary glands. Production varies from 0.5 to 1.5 litres per day depending on factors such as hydration, hormonal fluctuations, alcohol, tobacco or medication intake, and emotional and physical states.
1. Daily brushing is the most important way to care for your teeth: at least twice a day, if possible three times, for two minutes. Careful brushing in the evening is essential because we produce less saliva when we sleep and this saliva has a protective effect on our teeth.
The International Dental Federation (FDI) has established a diagram that assigns a number to each of our teeth. This makes it possible to precisely locate a tooth, and also to facilitate the documentation of care and the transmission of information between doctors, with insurance companies, etc.