Below are some products we use and recommend at the office of Dr Wilhite.
Prevident Toothpaste is a product recommended for patients experiencing dry mouth. This product can be purchased in our dental office.
Fluoridex Fluoride Toothpaste
Fluoridex Fluoride toothpaste contains more fluoride than can be purchased over-the-counter in a regular tube of toothpaste.
We suggest this product for patients with crown and bridge work or patients that are more cavity prone.
Dr Wilhite and his hygienist feel Sonicare Toothbrushes are the best electric toothbrush on the market.
When you purchase these in our dental office there is no tax added to the cost. You will be getting a higher end more advanced toothbrush than is available in retail stores.
BruxZir Crowns are all porcelain and give support for back teeth so a patient doesn’t not have to have metal in their crown.
All porcelain crowns were always used for front teeth and in the past many felt you could not have an all porcelain crown for a back tooth.
BruxZir crowns may be a solution for patients who grind their teeth.
Questions about these or any other dental products?
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QUESTION: My dentist told me that due to my heavy clenching I could only have gold crowns on my molars. Are there any alternatives?
David Wilhite says:
BruxZir crowns are a brand of crowns made from zirconium. These are excellent crowns for people who clench and grind their teeth.
Prior to these crowns, the best material that we had for a patient who clenches and grinds their teeth was gold. Many patients did not like any metal showing in their mouths and wanted a strong and esthetic alternative.
Until 5 years ago, the only alternative was a porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM). The problem with these crowns is that the porcelain could chip off the underlying metal and the metal would be exposed.
We frequently give patients porcelain crowns as well, although BruxZir crowns may be the best solution in your case.
When zirconium crowns first came out, they were very strong but very light colored and did not meet patient expectations. As improvements were made, as more different shades became available, the aesthetics greatly improved to the point where they match the natural teeth very well.
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Additional BruxZir information:
What is BruxZir Solid Zirconium
BruxZir® Scientific Studies
BruxZir® Technical Information
BruxZir case studies