Everyday relief, everyday protection
By: Jason H. Goodchild, DMD
Think about it, what are the most common patient complaints you hear every day in your office – Tooth sensitivity? Dry mouth? Lament about a new carious lesion?
Next, think about the all the potential products you could recommend or prescribe to help these patients – enter Enamelon® Preventive Treatment Gel.
To address common complaints of sensitivity and xerostomia, and to offer increased caries protection, Premier Dental Products launched Enamelon® Preventive Treatment Gel (EPTG). It has been shown to provide twice the fluoride uptake and three times the protection against enamel solubility, all with 80% less fluoride than 5000 ppm fluoride toothpastes. 1,2 EPTG is formulated with stabilized stannous fluoride, optimized with amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) technology. The gentle, non-abrasive formula contains just 970 ppm of fluoride, which means that it can be used daily by all members of the family according to the 2014 American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry guidelines.3,4 You and your patients can enjoy efficacy, versatility, and safety – all in one product.
All patients can benefit from EPTG. Because it contains stannous fluoride with known antimicrobial actions, the potential benefits to your patients include controlling caries, plaque, and gingivitis. EPTG can also be useful for orthodontic patients where oral hygiene can be challenging, and periodontal patients with exposed root surfaces. These patient may benefit from ACP technology and stannous fluoride working together to help reduce caries and relieve sensitivity through the occlusion of dentinal tubules.2 This is accomplished as the calcium and phosphate react to form a precipitate at the tooth surface. Crystals of calcium phosphate effectively create a physical barrier that covers open dentinal tubules to prevent external stimuli from causing pain or discomfort.
The non-abrasive gel (relative dentin abrasion [RDA] of 8) safely protects teeth while minimizing enamel wear, which is especially helpful for patients with sensitivity, erosion, and thin enamel. Despite the benefits of stannous fluoride the concern of tooth staining persists for many oral healthcare providers and patients. The authors of an early study suggested that minimal staining potentially resulting from stannous fluoride toothpaste could be mitigated by the abrasive effect of toothpaste.5 EPTG is specifically designed with a low RDA to be gentle for patients suffering from dry mouth and sensitivity. For patients who experience minor tooth staining, more frequent professional cleanings may be needed. If tolerated by the patient, intermittent use of a more abrasive toothpaste or use of a more abrasive toothpaste before applying EPTG, can further reduce the chance for tooth discoloration.
EPTG Gel – used once per day, either as a toothpaste or applied after tooth brushing – will help strengthen teeth against enamel wear and erosion. Formulated with Ultramulsion®, a patented saliva-soluble coating, EPTG moisturizes and soothes oral soft tissues. EPTG does not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, gluten, or dyes and has a great-tasting mild mint flavor.
Enamelon® Preventive Treatment Gel can replace other products such as remineralizing pastes, prescription-strength toothpastes, and take-home rinses, so your treatment approach can be streamlined for success. When homecare treatment is required for patients that complain of sensitivity or dry mouth, or for patients who need increased caries protection, the choice is simple – Enamelon® Preventive Treatment Gel!