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In September 2011 Health Ministers endorsed the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS Standards) and a national accreditation Scheme. 10 Standards were introduced with Standards 1-6 being applicable to the Dental Industry.
In 2012 the Australian Dental Association in partnership with Quality in Practice (QIP) launched the Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation program, to assist dental practices in meeting the new National Standards.
Although the standards have not yet been made compulsory, Denticare are please to announce it’s successful completion of the Introductory Dental Practice Accreditation process.
For more information on the NSQHS Standards visit: www.safetyandquality.gov.au
How Does Toothpaste Work?
We all know that daily brushing with toothpaste keeps teeth healthy yet have you ever wondered how your toothpaste works? Understanding the role of individual ingredients will help in choosing an effective toothpaste:
• Abrasive ingredient: All toothpastes contain an abrasive agent which assists in removing food stains & polishing our teeth. Gel & whitening type toothpaste tend to have greater proportions of the abrasive ingredients. Beware while although these often result in a smoother feel than other toothpastes, excessive use, or overly vigorous brushing with these types of toothpastes may wear away tooth enamel.
• Antiseptic ingredient: Some toothpastes will contain an antimicrobial ingredient such as Triclosan which is especially effective in fighting the germs that cause gum disease.
• Remineralizing ingredient: It is vital for a good toothpaste to contain a remineralizing agent. Most commonly used is Sodium Fluoride and Potassium Nitrate, these ingredients will help to strengthen enamel, reduce sensitivity & prevent decay.