What is Wisdom Dental Tape?
Wisdom Dental Tape is a mint flavoured, waxed dental tape that can be used to clean between your teeth and along the gumline. Wisdom Dental Tape is wider than Wisdom dental floss, making it ideal for those who have larger gaps between their teeth and want to clean them effectively.
Why should I clean between my teeth regularly?
When you clean your teeth with a toothbrush, you remove plaque and debris that builds up on your teeth throughout the day. Unfortunately, your toothbrush will struggle to reach between your teeth and clean between them effectively, which is why you need to use a dental floss or tape to clean those hard to reach areas. This helps to remove harmful bacteria from your teeth that can cause damage or tooth decay.
What is tooth decay?
Tooth decay is damage to a tooth caused by dental plaque turning sugars into acid.
If plaque is allowed to build up, it can lead to problems, such as holes in the teeth (dental caries) and gum disease.
Dental abscesses, which are collections of pus at the end of the teeth or in the gums, may develop.
Symptoms of tooth decay
Tooth decay may not cause any pain.
But if you have dental caries, you might have:
- toothache – either continuous pain keeping you awake, or occasional sharp pain without an obvious cause; it can sometimes be painless
- tooth sensitivity – you may feel tenderness or pain when eating or drinking something hot, cold or sweet
- grey, brown or black spots appearing on your teeth
- bad breath
- an unpleasant taste in your mouth