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If your answer is ‘no’ to any of these questions, click on ‘Next’. How good is your oral care? • Do you brush your teeth more than once a day? • Do you floss regularly - at least five times a week? • Do you clean your teeth after meals and snacks? • Do you go to the dentist for a check up twice a year? Next
What are thesymptoms? You are a prime candidate for gum disease! • Gum disease is sneaky and painless - you may not spot the symptoms. • It causes bad breath and dental loss. • In its early stages you still can reverse the damage!
! ! Gums that bleed easily Gums that have pulled awayfrom teeth ! Red swollen or tender gums ! Permanent teeth that are looseor separating ! ! Pus between the teeth and gums Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite. What are the symptoms? The stagesof gum disease
Stages of gum disease Dental plaque Stage 1 Gingivitis Stage 2 Advanced Periodontitis Stage 3 Tooth loss!
Stage 1 - Dental Plaque • Dental Plaque is caused by microbes that live on food debris, sugars and fermentable substances found in saliva. • These plaque-forming microbes form acids and other substances harmful to the health of teeth and gums causing cavities and gum disease. Next
Stage 1 - Dental Plaque Stage 2 Stages of gum disease • Since plaque contains living micro-organisms, it expands as it grows and forces its way deep beneath the gum line, leading to bad breath, gingivitis, gum disease and finally tooth loss. • The message is protect your gums and teeth against plaque.
Stage 2 -Gingivitis • Is the earliest stage of gum disease, and affects only the gum tissue. • Is characterised by plaque build-up, followed by inflamed gums which are red and swollen and may bleed easily. • The plaque build-up to be most concerned about is deep down between your teeth, where your gums and teeth meet. Next
Stage 2 -Gingivitis Stage 3 Stages of gum disease • If this early stage of gum disease is allowed to progress, it can move from the gum tissue to the bone and ligaments. • Surprisingly, you are unlikely to notice this aggressive attack – and too often by the time you become aware of the problem, it is too late to treat...
So, what is thesolution? Stage 3 - Advanced Periodontitis • Is the last stage. • As the supporting bone structure is destroyed, the teeth loosen and eventually fall out. • The number of toothless adults wearing dentures is increasing every year. This is primarily because of gum disease, not cavities.
Prevention is the key! • In dental medicine, today’s trend emphasises prevention rather than treatment. It is the best hope for overall improved oral health care. Next
Prevention is the key! The AP24®oral health care system • Give your teeth advanced anti-plaque oral care 24 hours a day with a complete system of great-tasting products!
The AP24® oral health care system • The AP24® system is a revolutionary, scientifically advanced line of oral health care products that helps provide anti-plaque protection 24 hours a day. Next
The AP24® oral health care system • AP24®is a patented plaque-fighting agent. • It works by coating the tooth with a protective barrier against plaque. • It makes teeth feel shiny and slick – and the feeling lasts! Next
Step 1 - Brushing Three steps to good oral hygiene Step 2 - Flossing Step 3 - Rinsing • AP24® technology takes the fight against plaque to a higher level. Just follow these steps.
What is a star bristle? Step 1 - Brushing AP24® Anti-Plaque Toothbrush • An exclusive channel bristle toothbrush that helps remove up to 30% more plaque.
How to use What is a star bristle? • The bristles feature star-shaped fibres. • Each star has five separate grooves or channels that run along the length of each bristle. • They deliver and hold more toothpaste against your teeth while you brush. • It is extremely gentle on gums and has a hand-friendly shape.
How to use • Use at least twice a day – preferably after meals and snacks as well. • Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle, moving in a circular motion several times using short, gentle strokes. Keep the bristles against the gum line. Next
AP24® Anti-Plaque Fluoride Toothpaste How to use • For the inside surface of upper and lower front teeth hold the brush vertically and make several gentle back and forth strokes. • For the chewing surface of the teeth, hold the brush flat and use short, gentle strokes.
Prevent gingivitis! Step 1 - Brushing How to use AP24® Anti-Plaque Fluoride Toothpaste • Cavity-fighting formula that helps prevent plaque build-up with twice the cleansing content of regular toothpastes. • With long lasting and refreshing vanilla mint flavour!
AP24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste How to use • Use with the AP24® Anti-Plaque Toothbrush. • Brush with this toothpaste twice a day, after breakfast and dinner. Ideally, clean your teeth after every meal and snack.
! Remember! Prevent gingivitis! • A clinically proven method for controlling gingivitis is to remove the plaque that builds up on your teeth. • The abrasive nature of tooth paste in conjunction with the mechanical action of your toothbrush dislodges plaque. Back
How to use Step 1 - Brushing AP24® Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste • Brightens and whitens teeth while fighting plaque formation. • Featuring a special formula that helps remove stains and aids in the prevention of cavities.
Step 2 - Flossing How to use • Use with the AP24® Anti-Plaque Toothbrush. • Brush with this toothpaste twice a day, after breakfast and dinner. Ideally, clean your teeth after every meal and snack.
Why do I have to floss? Step 2 - Flossing AP24® Gentle Action Dental Floss • Gently removes plaque with a unique expanding action. • Removes debris and plaque from places brushing can't reach, and delivers AP24® to your teeth to help reduce plaque build-up.
! Remember! How to use Why do I have to floss? • The function of dental floss is to remove plaque and debris found between teeth. • Only three of the five tooth surfaces exposed to plaque are reachable when you brush. • Those inside surfaces between the teeth are the real problem areas – it is here that early stage gum disease starts.
How to use • Take about 45 cm of floss and wind the ends around the centre fingers. • Grip the floss firmly with the index finger and the thumb. • Gently guide the floss between the teeth using gentle back and forth motions. Next
Step 3 - Rinsing How to use • Unwind the floss from one finger to the other and move to the next tooth. • Don’t forget to floss after brushing your teeth. • Floss ideally once a day.
How to use Step 3 - Rinsing AP24® Anti-Plaque Fluoride Mouthwash • Cleanses and helps fight plaque without disrupting the natural balance of bacteria essential to health. • Leaves long-lasting freshness! • Alcohol-free.
AP24® Anti-Plaque Breath Spray How to use • Swirl mouthwash around your teeth and gums for at least a minute to help loosen plaque and coat the teeth and gums. • Avoid eating or drinking for about 30 minutes after rinsing. • Use after each time you brush.
How to use Step 3 - Rinsing AP24® Anti-Plaque Breath Spray • Designed to maintain freshness throughout the day. • Delivers the plaque-fighting action of AP24® to protect teeth and gums.
How to use • Spray it on for a clean, just-brushed sensation when you can't brush. • Use after meals or snacks – or whenever you want to! Next
Keep on smiling! Advanced oral care technology for beautiful and healthy teeth and gums