The Red Detective

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What Are Disclosing Tablets?

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Disclosing tablets contain harmless red vegetable dye that reveals plaque left on your teeth by turning it red temporarily.

What is plaque?

Plaque, the sticky layer of food and bacteria that’s forming on your teeth, is the main cause of tooth decay and periodontal disease. It can be removed with toothbrush.

How do you use disclosing tablets?

After brushing and flossing, simply chew a disclosing tablet, swish it around in your mouth for about a minute, and then rinse with water. check all sides of your teeth for any areas that have been stained red, especially near the gumline. Brush and floss these areas again to be confident that your teeth are free from harmful plaque.Disclosing tablets help improve your brushing pattern and technique

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disclosing tablets can help you identify these neglected areas. For example, many of our patients don’t brush their back teeth, the back sides of their teeth, or the area next to the gumline as thoroughly as they should. Using disclosing tablets for a few days will show you if you routinely miss any areas. When you know where these areas are, you can spend a bit more time brushing and flossing them, and soon, it will be part of your regular dental hygiene routine.