ACT® for a Healthy Mouth
A Healthy Mouth Starts in 60 Seconds
Now is the Time to ACT®
Just as it is vitally important to instill good oral health habits in young children so that they grow up with strong, healthy teeth, adults also need fluoride to help prevent cavities. As people age, their gums will often recede, exposing the vulnerable roots of teeth. This area of the tooth is not as protected by hard enamel, and is especially susceptible to dental decay, which can lead to tooth loss in severe cases. In fact, more than two-thirds of adults age 35 to 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth due to cavities, and older adults suffer from the problem of root caries.1“NIH Consensus Statement, Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life” Vol. 18, Number 1, March 2001
Dry Mouth and Tooth Decay
Dry mouth is another malady that afflicts many adults. Medications and certain other conditions can reduce the amount of beneficial saliva produced by your body, which may result in an uncomfortable condition known as Xerostomia. If ignored, it can lead to bad breath and oral discomfort and, in some cases, may lead to infection or extensive tooth decay.2American Dental Association website(www.ada.org): “Your Oral Health” Dentists often recommend that patients with dry mouth who are prone to developing cavities use an alcohol-free fluoride rinse such as ACT Anticavity Fluoride Rinse as part of a comprehensive program to protect against tooth decay and dry mouth. And now ACT provides a formula specially created to help treat dry mouth: ACT Total Care Dry Mouth.
The Sixty-Second Solution
If these facts seem a bit alarming, be assured that rinsing is one of the fastest and easiest ways to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Used daily along with brushing and flossing, ACT Anticavity Fluoride Rinse can deliver the power of fluoride to all of the surfaces of your teeth in order to help prevent cavities, strengthen tooth enamel and protect the roots of teeth. That’s why ACT is the #1 Dentist Recommended Fluoride Brand** Among fluoride mouth rinses.