Monthly Archives: maj 2013

maj 29, 2013 Welcome BeconfiDent Portugal

We warmly welcome BeconfiDent Portugal to the wonderful world of e-commerce.
Portuguese is one of the major languages of the world (the sixth most spoken language worldwide), spoken by about 200 million people on four continents.

The new website will now allow customers to purchase state of the art oral health products 24/7. The online store offers a great assortment of teeth whitening and other dental hygiene products. Regardless what you are looking for it can all be done securely through the new website.

By launching a new e-commerce website we are covering a huge market and the potential is growing for every year.

www.beconfident.pt

Bem-vindo Team Portugal!

maj 10, 2013 Fluoride Reduces The Ability Of Decay-Causing Bacteria To Stick

In an advance toward solving a 50-year-old mystery, scientists are reporting new evidence on how the fluoride in drinking water, toothpastes, mouth rinses and other oral-care products prevents tooth decay. Their report appears in the ACS journalLangumir.

Karin Jacobs and colleagues explain that despite a half-century of scientific research, controversy still exists over exactly how fluoride compounds reduce the risk of tooth decay. That research established long ago that fluoride helps to harden the enamel coating that protects teeth from the acid produced by decay-causing bacteria. Newer studies already found that fluoride penetrates into and hardens a much thinner layer of enamel than previously believed, lending credence to other theories about how fluoride works.

The report describes new evidence that fluoride also works by impacting the adhesion force of bacteria that stick to the teeth and produce the acid that causes cavities. The experiments – performed on artificial teeth (hydroxyapatite pellets) to enable high-precision analysis techniques – revealed that fluoride reduces the ability of decay-causing bacteria to stick, so that also on teeth, it is easier to wash away the bacteria by saliva, brushing and other activity.

maj 1, 2013 Gingivitis is a condition of the gums that is caused by poor dental hygiene

Gingivitis means inflammation of the gums (gingiva). It commonly occurs because of films of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth – plaque; this type is called plaque-induced gingivitis.Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress toperiodontitis, which is more serious and can eventually lead to loss of teeth.

A patient with gingivitis will have red and puffy gums, and they will most likely bleed when they brush their teeth. Generally, gingivitis resolves with good oral hygiene – longer and more frequent brushing, as well as flossing. Some people find that using an antiseptic mouthwash, alongside proper tooth brushing and flossing also helps.

In mild cases of gingivitis, patients may not even know they have it, because symptoms are mild. However, the condition should be taken seriously and addressed immediately.