PAUL-RYAN LAKE DDS
General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Tools of the Trade
All aboard for healthy smiles.
Over the years, each team member has witnessed what works best to maintain oral health.
Here is a list of our recommended products. These are unpaid endorsements.
Toothpaste Abrasion Chart
Double click the image to determine if the tooth paste you are using may be wearing away the enamel and dentin on your teeth, especially at the gum line. Relative Dentin Abrasion (RDA) values for common toothpaste range from a rating of :
0-70 which is considered low abrasive
70-100 which is considered medium abrasive
100-150 which is considered highly abrasive
150-250 which is considered as harmful
An electric toothbrush is a way to get better results more consistently. It’s pre-programmed to help you do all the things you struggle with, like brushing for the right amount of time, using the correct technique and pressure, covering all areas of your mouth and overall motivation.
Philips Sonicare 4100 Series
Oral-B Pro 1000
ACT Fluoride Mouth Rinse
Prevent cavities and strengthen enamel to help your teeth thrive. Help keep cavities away with ACT® Anticavity mouth rinse. You get a triple-action formula that strengthens teeth, protects against cavities, and freshens your breath.
ACT® Dry Mouth Mouthwash
Waterpik® Water Flossers
Countertop & Cordless Water Flossers
Waterpik® Sonic-Fusion® flossing toothbrush
Complete Care, delivers all of your brushing and flossing needs in one product.
ShowerFloss is an oral irrigator, also called a water flosser, that attaches to your shower. It provides a steady jet stream of water which you direct between teeth, along gum lines and down into gum pockets. You control the temperature and pressure of the water.
Dr. Tung's Smart Floss
TePe Interdental Brush
A TePe Interdental Brush is a small innovative brush specially designed for cleaning between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush just cannot reach. Using a TePe interdental brush every day, as a complement to toothbrushing, is an easy and efficient method to keep your gums and teeth fresh and healthy. Interdental brushes are highly effective in removing dental plaque between teeth.
Xylitol inhibits the growth of the bacteria that cause cavities. Generally, for the amount of xylitol to be at decay-preventing levels, it must be listed as the first ingredient.
For more information on xylitol.
GUM® Stimulator/Rubber Tip Instrument
The GUM® Stimulator has been designed by dental professionals to promote healthy and firm gums by massaging the gingival tissues and stimulating the blood flow. The GUM® Stimulator is a traditional method to maintain your gums in good health.