Biofilm Management in Saint Paul, MN
The term “biofilm” refers to the collection of bacteria and microorganisms that live in your mouth. The goal is to have biofilm rich in healthy organisms with minimal numbers of harmful oral bacteria. When your biofilm is poorly balanced—and harmful bacteria are able to run rampant—you are more likely to develop cavities, gum disease, and chronic bad breath. Our dental team is here to help you achieve a healthy ecosystem in your mouth.
Refining your diet can go a long way toward developing healthy biofilm. Here are some simple suggestions from our team:
- Minimize your consumption of sugars and refined carbohydrates, as these lead to an overgrowth of oral bacteria
- Be aware of acidic foods and beverages—these temporarily weaken dental enamel
- Do not brush your teeth for at least 20 to 30 minutes after acid exposure
- Consume sugary treats at specific times during your day, rather than sipping or snacking continuously
- Integrate probiotic foods into your daily diet
- Drink plenty of water
In addition to making changes to your daily routine, our dental team can help you optimize your biofilm with:
These specially formulated gels and rinses refresh your mouth, fight bad bacteria, and neutralize acidic substances. CariFree products contain xylitol and fluoride, both of which support a healthy smile. Our team will recommend specific CariFree gels or oral rinses to meet your needs.
Before you begin treatment, you will refresh your mouth with an Ozone (O3) rinse. Because Ozone is an oxidizer, it neutralizes bacteria, and combats viruses, parasites, and fungi.
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