CTx Toothpaste: A Toothpaste For the Cavity Prone

Your dental health is vitally important to your overall well-being. Many of the foods and beverages that we consume today can contribute to an increase in tooth decay which, in turn, can lead to several other problems.

Even with the best and most conscientious oral care routine and frequent dental cleanings, some will still find themselves prone to cavities. If you are cavity-prone despite your best efforts to protect your teeth, it can be frustrating and even seem a little unfair.

What is CTx Toothpaste?

CTx stands for caries treatment. CTx toothpaste is therefore a dentifrice designed to fight tooth decay and the formation of dental caries, or cavities. CTx toothpastes use up to 5 primary ingredients to protect your teeth:

  • Antibacterial agents are effective at reducing the total bacteria in your mouth. 
  • Fluoride is an ingredient that most are already familiar with. It helps with remineralization and the inhibition of bacteria production.
  • PH neutralization ingredients support the growth of healthy oral bacteria while reducing the acid production of cariogenic (cavity-causing) bacteria.
  • Nano HA uses nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite to aid with remineralization.
  • Xylitol is a natural substance that is found in fruits and vegetables which not only serves as a lower-calorie sugar substitute but may also help prevent cavities because it can’t be metabolized by plaque bacteria.

Each of the CTx products is designed to provide the optimal amounts of these ingredients according to the needs of the individual patient’s caries risk, with each product given a score to represent the number of agents contained within, such as CTx3 Gel, CTx4 Gel 1100, and CTx4 Gel 5000.

CTx4 Gel 5000, for example, contains 5000ppm (parts per million) of neutral sodium fluoride, xylitol, and hydroxyapatite crystallites (the substance that forms your tooth enamel). It also provides pH neutralization.

Who Needs CTx Toothpaste?

brushing with CTx Toothpaste

CTx toothpaste may be recommended by a dental professional to patients who are prone to cavities, or who suffer from a dry mouth or sensitivity.

A perpetually dry mouth is a condition where not enough saliva is produced, causing the mouth to become dry and uncomfortable. This may be the result of many different factors, including:

  • Medication, whether prescription or non-prescription. Dry mouth is a common side effect for many users of certain medications. These include drugs used to treat pain, allergies, anxiety, asthma, obesity, acne, and many more.
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s, anemia, cystic fibrosis, hypertension, Sjogren’s disease, and rheumatoid arthritis can lead to dry mouth.
  • Nerve damage from injury to the head or neck.
  • Dehydration resulting from fever, excessive sweating, blood loss, diarrhea, or not drinking enough may also result in dry mouth.

Dry mouth can be problematic for more than just the discomfort it causes. Dry mouth patients are at a greater risk of gingivitis, tooth decay, and certain mouth infections, including thrush. For some patients, it can also make it difficult to wear dentures.

CTx4 Gel 5000 is effective at remineralizing teeth and protecting against the effects of dry mouth. 

Patients suffering pain due to sensitive teeth may also benefit from using CTx toothpaste. Tooth sensitivity can develop over time as your tooth enamel suffers wear, your gums recede, and the inner part of the tooth, known as dentin, becomes exposed. The dentin contains several thousand microscopic channels that lead to the centre of the tooth, where the nerves can be found. Once the dentin has been exposed, the nerves can be stimulated by certain triggers, notably hot or cold foods and beverages, causing sharp pain.

CTx toothpastes such as CTx4 Gel 5000 can reduce tooth sensitivity because they remineralize the tooth, building protection that may prove effective against the triggers that cause pain.

girl brushing with CTx Toothpaste

Low abrasion CTx toothpaste gel is one of the most effective, yet gentle, toothpastes available on the market today. Whether you are prone to dental cavities, suffer from uncomfortable dry mouth, or endure painful tooth sensitivity, CTx toothpaste recommended by your dental professional may prove to be the right choice for you.

To learn more about CTx toothpaste, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

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