A lot of people suffer
from Sensitive teeth. When you are having a cold soda or some hot tea the
teeth seem to radiate a shooting pain that sometimes can be quite a
nightmare to deal with. We introduce to you a new formula to treat those
sensitive teeth by a process called " Re-Mineralisation". Simply meaning
putting Calcium and phosphate back into the teeth.
Mousse Sensitive Treatment Pack
revolutionary product developed after years of research at the University of
Melbourne in Australia is now available at our surgery in new combination
Clinical Applications for Tooth Mousse
White spot prevention /removal (during/after
orthodontic bracket treatment).
Post scaling and root planning.
Treatment of erosion and incipient carious lesions.
Promote fluoride uptake.
Treament Price: Rs 4,000/- or
£ 50 only
GC is introducing their latest product called GC Tooth
Mousse! GC Tooth Mousse is a water based, sugar free crème containing
Recaldent® CPP-ACP (Caesin Phosphopeptide – Amorphous Calcium Phosphate).
This topical paste will provide extra protection for the patients’ teeth.
When CPP-ACP is applied to the tooth surfaces, it binds to biofilms, plaque,
bacteria, hydroxyapatite and surrounding soft tissue localizing
bio-available calcium and phosphate. Saliva will also enhance the
effectiveness of CPP-ACP and the flavour of the tooth mousse will help to
stimulate saliva flow. The longer CPP-ACP is maintained in the mouth, the
more effective the result.
There is a wide range of benefits for GC Tooth Mousse. It can be used to
provide protection for teeth and to help neutralize an acidic oral
environment. Additional professional applications of the mousse will be
immediately following bleaching, after ultrasonic, hand scaling or root
planing, after removal of orthodontic brackets, following professional tooth
cleaning (P.T.C), after application of topical fluoride and also to provide
a topical coating for patients suffering from erosion, caries and conditions
arising from xerostomia.
To provide a variety of choices for individual patients, GC Tooth Mousse is
available in 5 delicious flavours namely, Strawberry, Melon, Vanilla, Mint
and Tutti Frutti!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Tooth Mousse reverse white spot lesions?
Tooth Mousse can rebuild subsurface areas of defects in enamel, including
white spot lesions from dental caries, white spot lesions associated with
orthodontic treatment and fluorosis. In these defects, there are subsurface
voids which can be very effectively remineralised by application with Tooth
Mousse, and this has been shown using optical and also radiographic tests at
the University of Melbourne. For some white spot lesions it may be necessary
to first pre-treat the lesion before application of Tooth Mousse. This
pre-treatment may involve bleaching, acid etching or microabrasion. Recent
research at the Dental School at the University of Melbourne has
demonstrated that pre-bleaching is an effective pre-treatment for Tooth
Can Tooth Mousse be used in patients with dental erosion?
Tooth Mousse is extremely effective at remineralising erosion areas, and can
be used in patients who have gastro esophageal reflux disease, or eating
disorders such as bulimia in order to protect these areas from dental
erosion. If the saliva in the mouth is of good quality, as shown by saliva
profiling, then fluoride is able to promote limited remineralisation because
calcium and phosphate is present. However, fluoride will ineffectively
remineralise teeth if the salivary flow is inadequate, because of the low
levels of calcium and phosphate. Tooth Mousse provides bioavailable calcium
and phosphate ions at the tooth surface at much higher levels than can be
maintained by normal salivary flow. Therefore Tooth Mousse is recommended
even for patients with normal salivary flow.
What about caries in children?
In terms of the question of caries prevention in children, APF is not
recommended for use by children under 7 years of age, since this may cause
nausea and has a poor toxicology profile. It may be ingested in amounts that
can cause gastric upset through the creation of hydrofluoric acid. If there
are white spot lesions in children, professional neutral fluoride
application and/or weekly 0.2% chlorhexidine gel can be used to reduce the
levels of mutans streptococci, in combination with Tooth Mousse. Because of
toxicology considerations, the extensive use of fluoride by young children,
is contraindicated, e.g. products such as Neutrofluor 5000 Plus have
labeling that explicitly states that they are not to be used by children.
Thus, for the high-caries risk child, Chlorhexidine gel used in the morning
and Tooth Mousse at night after flossing and brushing with a 500 ppm
fluoride toothpaste is an excellent protocol.
Is a one-off application of Tooth Mousse beneficial?
Yes, particularly after and/or with a professional fluoride application
because Recaldent® CPP-ACP (Tooth Mousse) promotes the uptake of fluoride
ion by tooth enamel. Tooth Mousse may also be used for a patient who has a
sensitivity problem. Tooth Mousse could be used as a single application for
a patient who had cervical dentinal hypersensitivity where most of the
issues of lifestyle were comfortably addressed at that same visit. If one
had concerns about compliance, then the patient could be given Tooth Mousse
to take home with them.
What time of day is best to use with Tooth Mousse?
In terms of the binding properties of Tooth Mousse, CPP-ACP binds to oral
soft tissues, to dental pellicle and also to plaque. This binding elevates
the salivary levels of calcium and phosphate for extended periods. For this
reason, Tooth Mousse works best in patients when it is applied at night
before bed, since the salivary clearance rate is low during sleep. In
patients who need intensive treatment, then a twice daily application is
sufficient in most individuals. It is recommended that Tooth Mousse be
applied immediately after flossing and brushing with a 1000 ppm fluoride
toothpaste, particularly at night before bed.
Recaldent® CPP-ACP, the active ingredient of Tooth Mousse, is extremely
effective for desensitizing, and this is due to the combination of surface
effects and its ability to remineralise hard tissues.
Some patients who have generalized cervical dentinal hypersensitivity, may
also have dental erosion, and thus one needs to look carefully at their
lifestyle (using particularly the resting salivary parameters) to gain
insight into whether they have sub-clinical dehydration.
Should Tooth Mousse be used after every fluoride treatment in the
Yes, studies at the University of Melbourne have demonstrated that Recaldent®
CPP-ACP significantly increases the uptake of fluoride into the tooth enamel
creating fluorapatite that is more resistant to acid challenge. Thus Tooth
Mousse is recommended for treatment of patients of both high and low caries
In terms of a patient who has a low caries risk, a six monthly
application of neutral sodium fluoride gel followed by Tooth Mousse is
In patients who use no fluoride products, Recaldent® CPP-ACP will still be
effective, since in all patients there are halo effects of fluoride in the
diet, for example, from tea and from many of the processed foods that are
made in Sydney and Melbourne where there is a small fluoride component to
the foods. CPP-ACP is able to remineralise tooth structure in the complete
absence of fluoride, and this is through the formation of hydroxyapatite.
Is Tooth Mousse alone an alternative to fluoride for anti-fluoride patients?
Yes. The fact that Tooth Mousse is derived from the milk protein, casein, it
is completely natural and safe and therefore is often an effective
work-around for patients who are anti-fluoride.
Is Tooth Mousse the same as Topacal C-5?
Tooth Mousse is not the same as Topacal C-5. The research which has been
done on CPP-ACP in Australia, which has been published in numerous dental
journals around the world, is the same CPP-ACP formula in Tooth Mousse. The
material which is now marketed as Topacal C-5 is chemically different from